George II Silver Coffee Pot


Stock: 8730

Date: 1754

Maker: William Shaw And William Priest

Country: England

A handsome antique sterling silver coffee pot with plain baluster shape raised on a shallow pedestal foot. Lovely acorn finial....

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A handsome antique sterling silver coffee pot with plain baluster shape raised on a shallow pedestal foot. Lovely acorn finial. Elegant plain design and graceful shaped spout. To the front there is a hand engraved crest within a decorative oval cartouche. Underneath there are some owner’s initials. Contains 1050 ml. Weight 889 grams, 28.5 troy ounces. Height 26.5 cms. Spread across spout and handle 24.5 cms. London 1754. Maker William Shaw and William Priest.


This attractive silver coffee pot is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. With a full set of English silver hallmarks underneath (the lid has the lion mark). The wooden handle is original and in good condition. 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: William Shaw And William Priest

William Shaw II, apprenticed to John Swift 1736, free 1748. First mark entered as largeworker 1749. Second and third marks, in partnership with William Priest, 1749 and 1759. William Priest (or Preist), apprenticed to Richard Gurney 1740, free 1749. First and second marks entered as largeworker in partnership with William Shaw in 1749 and 1759. Third mark with his brother James Priest in 1764; they worked together until 1773. The Shaw & Priest partnership specialized in making good quality holloware coffee pots, tankards and some salvers.

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