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George III Silver Coffee Pot

£1,250

Stock: 9717

Date: 1773

Maker: John Carter II

Country: England

An antique sterling silver coffee pot of plain baluster shape and raised on a pedestal foot. Good chunky gadroon borders...

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Description

Description

An antique sterling silver coffee pot of plain baluster shape and raised on a pedestal foot. Good chunky gadroon borders and graceful shaped spout. Uninscribed.

Contains 1200 ml.

Weight 950 grams, 30.5 troy ounces.

Height 28.8 cm. Spread across spout and handle 21.5 cm.

London 1773.

Maker John Carter II.

Sterling silver.

Literature. Coffee and chocolate were established in England as part of social life by the end of the 17th century and coffee pots can be found from the 1680’s onwards. Initially, these tall form pots (as averse to the squatter teapot shape) were used for both coffee and chocolate however we term chocolate pots to be those with either a removable finial or removable lid for inserting a swizzle stick. We also nominate some early side handled pots as chocolate pots.

Condition

The coffee pot is in good condition. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks on the body next to the handle, the lid with lion mark. The body has a slightly hand beaten finish. 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: John Carter II

John Carter, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark entered 1776 although records show that he was already supplying candlesticks to Parker & Wakelin by 1769. 2nd mark entered 1776 , the same day as the mark of Richard Carter and Robert Makepiece was entered at the same address. Although recorded as both goldsmith and manufacturer of large plate Carters main specialisation was on candlesticks and salvers.

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