A George II Silver Coffee Pot London 1738 by Christian Hillan
An early Georgian silver coffee pot of baluster form decorated with shell and scroll design with floral motifs. The stepped dome lid with an acorn finial. The leaf-capped swan neck spout with radiating decoration to the base. Double C-scroll ebonised fruit wood handle. Each side carries the crest of a dove emerging from a coronet within a rocaille shell capped cartouche. The whole standing on a stepped pedestal foot.
Marked to the bottom for London 1738 by Christian Hillan.
This is an excellent early Georgian silver coffee pot of very high quality without any signs of damage or repair. The handle is in very good order firm in its silver mounts with the original silver pins. The hinge is good and the lid fits tightly. The hallmarks are clearly struck and the whole piece is of a wonderful colour and patina.
Height: 9.5 inches or 24cm
Weight: 817 g or 28.8 ounces or 26.25 ounces Troy