Learn about Coffee Pots

Before the invention of the dripolator, percolator and the expresso machine, the roasted and ground coffee beans were placed in a pot, and hot water was added, to infuse the water with the coffee. After the coffee had brewed it was ready for pouring, a similar process to that used to make tea now. It was not until the invention of the percolator in the late 19th century, that use of the coffee pot began to decline. From the early 18th century to the end of the 19th century, coffee pots were produced in silver, silver plate and by most of the major ceramics producers who produced dinnerware, including Wedgwood, Royal Worcester and Belleek.

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Persian silver coffee pot embossed with floral detail, stamped with Persian script & 'Made in Oman' to the base. Condition, fair, loss to one holder, some dents. Height 26 cm. Weight 1017g

A Victorian sterling silver engraved baluster coffee pot by George Ivory, London 1859, engraved with the script initials and crown of a Germanic Grand Duke, 25 cm high, 660 grams

An Art Deco sterling silver tea pot and coffee pot by Cooper Brothers & Sons, Sheffield 1946. 13 cm & 19 cm high, 1440 grams total weight

A Georgian style, sterling silver coffee pot. Birmingham 1921, by Adie Bros. Height 21 cm. Total weight 368grams

A Victorian sterling silver coffee pot by David and John Wembley London 1892 22 cm height 384grams

Batchelors coffee pot. Fabulously chased decoration sterling silver London 1877. Height 18 cms

A Victorian sterling silver partial fluted coffee pot by William & John Barnard, London 1880, engraved with a ducal crest. 21 cm high, 650 grams. Provenance: The Collection of Sir Tristan and Lady Antico. Christie’s, 17 April 1975, lot 50

A Georgian sterling silver tapering cylindrical coffee pot, London, 18th century. 18 cm high, 515 grams. Provenance: The Collection of Sir Tristan and Lady Antico. Christie’s, 3 April 1975, Lot 41

A Victorian silver coffee pot, tall tapered oval form, with lobed sides, classical engraved banded decoration to the top and base, straight ribbed tapered cylindrical spout, ivory heat rings to the handle. London 1873 by William Hunter, the base also engra

A Victorian silver coffee pot, tall baluster form, the panelled sides with engraved scroll and floral decoration, raised on four scroll feet, the high domed lid with hexagonal urn finial, ivory heat rings. London 1853 by William Hunter. Weight 942gms.

Antique Austrian silver coffee pot with town mark for Pest, handle is loose and securing nut for finial missing, 23.5 cm high, 870 grams approx

An Australian silver coffee pot by Hendrik Foster, 27 cm high, 1225grams

A George III sterling silver baluster coffee pot by John Stamp, London 1781, 35 cm high, 825grams

Australian sterling silver coffee pot with a hinged lid, timber handle & finial on a collet foot base. Maker Hardy Bros. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 16.5 cm. Weight including handle & finial 433g

A George III silver coffee pot by Charles Wright, London 1774, of baluster form, the domed-hinged cover with acorn finial and gadrooned rim, the wood scroll handle with shell moulded junction, with acanthus scroll moulded spout, on a gadrooned circular foo

A matched pair of silver coffee and chocolate pots by Elkington & Co., London 1900 and 1903, of faceted tapered form, the domed-hinged cover with bell finial, both with wood scroll handle and reeded foot, total weight 895 grams, both 18 cm high. Together w

Victorian sterling silver coffee pot Queen Anne design, plain tapering shape, London 1840 28 cm height (finial faults).

A Victorian sterling silver coffee pot, 1886 London, with maker's marks for Martin hall & Co, a tapering ovoid pot with a flush domed lid with finial, an elegant long spout and a hollow 'C' scroll handle with insulators and a thumb spur, finely engraved th

A George III pedestal coffee pot, 1751 London, with maker's mark for Richard Gosling, the tapering tankard form pot with a broad ogee shaped foot rim, having a shaped fruit wood handle with thumb spur, a swan neck spout and stepped dome lid with finial, br

Tiffany & Co silver coffee pot designed in the Georgian style, with a timber finial & handle, with a reeded spout. Condition good, minor tarnishing. Height 21.5 cm. Weight 667g

English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian tea & coffee pot having detail foliate raised design & ivory finials. Birmingham, 1888, maker Elkington & Co. Condition good, minor age related wear & tarnishing. Height of teapot 24 cm. Weight including finials

A Victorian sterling silver coffee pot, London 1846, 28 x 25 cm, 937g

Art Nouveau Swedish silver coffee pot embossed with poppies, hallmarked. Height 24 cm weight 678 grams

A sterling silver coffee pot, London 1749, Thomas Whipham the baluster form body chased with Rococo decoration, the scrolling spout and loop handle embellished with leaf mounts, surmounted by a stepped domed lid terminating in a foliate finial, supported o

Unmarked fluted silver coffee pot with ivory rings to the handle, approx. 18 oz. troy

Sterling silver coffee pot by Carrington & Co. with timber handle, 31 cm high hallmarked London 1937, 550 grams

Edward VII sterling silver coffee pot with ebony handle, octagonal form, 27 cm high hallmarked London 1905, 630 grams

Edwardian sterling silver coffee pot hallmarked London 1904, maker Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd, 20 cm high, 745 grams, dent to bottom section and loose handle

George V sterling silver coffee pot hallmarked Sheffield 1922, 34 cm high approx., weight 669g approx.

Sterling silver miniature coffee pot hallmarked Chester (rubbed), maker Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings (Frank) Shepherd, 4.5 cm high approx

Scottish hallmarked sterling silver George IV coffee pot having applied floral detail, standing on a single pedestal foot. Glasgow, 1825, maker Philip Grierson condition good, minor age related wear. Height 26.5 cm weight 926g

Hallmarked sterling silver coffee pot, Birmingham 1924-25, approx 496grams and approx 21 cm high

A William IV sterling silver coffee pot. Maker Paul Storr London 1833

A George III Sterling Silver coffee pot. London 1781. 881gms

Scottish hallmarked sterling silver Victorian coffee pot having a hexagonal baluster body with hand-chased swags of floral decoration, a silver insulated handle, a domed hinged lid with silver finial, & sitting on a pedestal foot. Glasgow, 1853, maker Jm c

English hallmarked sterling silver Elizabeth II coffee pot with a timber handle. London, 1977, maker Tessiers Ltd condition good, minor tarnishing, wear to the handle. Height 24.5 cm weight including handle 712g

A William IV sterling silver coffee pot together with a sterling silver tea pot, Rebecca Emes and Edward Barnard, Glasgow, 1834 and London, 1824 the coffee pot of faceted baluster form, with repousse floral swags and festoons, a scrolling handle, surmounte

English hallmarked sterling silver William IV coffee pot decorated with two bands of floral sprays of baluster form with a hinged lid, cast floral finial, an insulated handle. Both the handle & the spout decorated with anthemion leaf detail. London, 1837,

A Danish 830 silver coffee pot and sugar bowl, early 20th century stamped 830s. Coffee pot height 25 cm. Total weight 708grams

i) an Edwardian sterling silver teapot, 1906, hallmarked Birmingham. Height 15 cm, total weight 670grams; ii) an American sterling silver coffee pot, c.1900, stamped 'Sterling' with makers mark. Height 22.5 cm, weight 450grams

A Victorian silver coffee pot by Edward and John Barnard, London 1852, with shaped two tier finial on fluted cover, the handle with scroll thumb piece, the spout with 'C' scroll mouldings, the ribbed body of baluster form, engraved with floral spray and ca