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SOLD - Britannia Standard Silver Coffee Pot - Antique George I

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique English early George I Britannia standard silver coffee pot; an addition to our silver teaware collection

SKU: W9648
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SOLD - Britannia Standard Silver Coffee Pot - Antique George I
SOLD - Britannia Standard Silver Coffee Pot - Antique George I

Description


This exceptional antique early George I Britannia standard silver* coffee pot has a plain octagonal tapering panelled form to a stepped collet style foot.


The surface of the coffee pot is embellished with an impressive engraved crest depicting in pale an arrow point downwards towards a crescent fessways.


This fine example of Georgian teaware is fitted with a hallmarked domed panelled hinged cover surmounted by an impressive silver panelled urn style finial.


The cover is further ornamented with a volute scrolling five lobed thumbpiece with a bifurcating lower terminal in junction with the hinge and the rear panel.


The coffee pot retains the original carved pear wood handle with a scrolling thumbpiece and plain octagonal panelled Britannia standard silver sockets.


This Georgian silver coffee pot has an impressive panelled swan necked spout with a subtly scrolling thumbpiece to the upper surface of the lip.


This impressive classic English coffee pot, crafted by Humphrey Payne in London, is an exceptional example.


* Britannia Silver - The Britannia silver standard of 958 (95.84% of fine silver), denoted by the icon of the seated Britannia holding an oval shield, was introduced by William III in 1697. This was to indicate the slightly higher standard of silver from sterling silver standard of 925 (92.5% of fine silver).


Date: 1715

Condition


This antique coffee pot is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The interior of the coffee pot has been professionally cleaned and is ready for use.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the coffee pot and part hallmarks to the rim of the cover are all very clear; the lower portion of the maker’s mark is not clearly struck but remains legible.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Georgian teaware.


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to tip of spout 16.5cm/6.5"

Width of top 5.2cm/2"

Width of foot 9.8cm/3.9"

Height to top of finial 20.5cm/8.1"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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