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.
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 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.
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
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
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 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
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
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,
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
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