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George II Silver Coffee Pot

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Stock: 8678

Date: 1730

Maker: Thomas Farren

Country: England

An elegant plain style antique sterling silver coffee pot with straight tapering sides and a domed lid. Large size. To...

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Description

Description

An elegant plain style antique sterling silver coffee pot with straight tapering sides and a domed lid. Large size. To the front is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Good gauge silver and excellent colour. Contains 1100 ml. Weight 903 grams, 29 troy ounces. Height 24 cms. Spread 20.5 cms. Diameter of base 11.5 cms. London 1730. Maker Thomas Farren.

Condition

This attractive coffee pot is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. With a full set of clear English silver hallmarks to the body and the lion mark under the lid. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Maker Information

Maker: Thomas Farren

Thomas Farren, apprenticed to John Denny 1695, free 1707. First mark as largeworker 1707. Second (sterling) mark 1720. Third mark 1739. Died circa 1743, the date of entry of Ann Farren’s mark. Subordinate goldsmith to the King 1723-42. Described by Arthur Grimwade “his work at best is of fine quality and shows some influence of Huguenot work.” His most important pieces are probably the fountain and cistern of 1728 at Burghley. His best known apprentice was Thomas Whipham.

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