A very rare early Scottish George I sterling silver Teapot. It is in Bullet form, the first style of teapot to be made in the United Kingdom.
It appears to never had an engraving. Some general wear to the top, but in overall very good condition.
Clearly Hallmarked to base:
Thistle Mark - Edinburgh
EP - Assay Master Edward Penman (1707-1729)
HB - Maker's Mark for Harry Beathune
Date Letter - U for 1721
It measures 16cm high and weighs a solid 730 grams.