A George II Silver Coffee Pot by Ayme Videau, London 1749.
A very high quality George II silver coffee pot of baluster form. The steeply domed lid with a pierced bell shaped finial.
The swan neck spout with ribbed and engraved decoration. The fruit wood C- scroll handle with decoratively shaped mounts.
The whole profusely and exquisitely embossed with floral designs. A fine heraldic armorial to one side.
Marks for London 1749 by Ayme Videau, one of the finest Huguenot silversmiths who specialised in exceptionally important coffee pots.
The lid is marked with the maker's mark only. Some of his work is held in the V&A museum in London.
The pot is in wonderful condition .
The handle is firm. There is a small amount of movement to the hinge from use.
The finial is fractionally off centre. Absolutely original condition with no repairs, damage or erasures.
This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a truly outstanding piece by one of the most important 18th. C silversmiths
Height to top of finial: 25.5cm
Diameter of base: 11cm
Width handle to spout: 21cm
Weight (all in): 794g or 28oz.