George III Silver Coffee Pot
Maker: James Young
An excellent quality antique silver coffee pot with plain baluster shape and bead borders. Graceful shaped spout and carved wooden...Buy NowEnquire
An excellent quality antique silver coffee pot with plain baluster shape and bead borders. Graceful shaped spout and carved wooden handle. This pot is beautifully hand chased with flowers and foliate scrolls, the quality of the workmanship is further evident from the inside. Engraved to the front with a crest and motto.
Weight 944 grams, 30.3 troy ounces.
Contains 1100 ml. Height 30.5 cm. Spread across spout and handle 2 cm.
Maker James Young.
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.
Very good condition. Stamped with a full set of marks underneath, lion mark to the edge of the lid. The hand chasing is sharp and very fine. The engraved crest and motto are worn.
Maker: James Young
James Young, apprenticed to John Muns 1749, freedom unrecorded. 1st mark entered as smallworker 1760, 2nd and 3rd marks in partnership with Orlando Jackson 1774. Report List 1773. 4th mark alone 1775. His son James was apprenticed to William Peaston 1778 and turned over to his father 1779. Jackson records his work as of elegant neo-Classical design and fine finish, particularly his epergnes.
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