A Georgian Silver Coffee Pot London 1760
A Georgian silver coffee pot of baluster form. The ornate cast swan neck spout with a ducks head as the pouring part. The body heavily chased and engraved with floral designs and a cornucopia of flowers arising from an urn. One side with a rocaille cartouche depicting a bird with a key in its beak. The waveform domed cover with conforming decoration and a flower finial. Original shaped fruit wood handle with thumbpiece. The whole standing on a circular decorated foot.
Marked to the underside for London 1760 by Lewis Herne and Francis Butty. Maker’s mark to the lid.
This is an exceptionally attractive coffee pot by two of the best makers of the period. Extremely unusual decoration and silversmithing of the very highest quality. The pot is in absolutely original condition with no signs of any damage or repair. The hinge is good, the lid fits well and the handle is firmly in its mounts. This is a highly unusual piece of extremely fine workmanship.
Height: 10.25 inches or 26cm
Width (handle to spout): 8.5 inches or 21.5cm
Diameter of base: 4.5 inches or 11.5cm
Weight: 1020g or 36 oz (all in)