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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A JW Patterson limited silver-plate Sydney Art Deco coffee pot and creamer

A Sheffield Plate coffee pot and teapot, of similar style, both with compressed lobed bodies and boxwood handles.

A large Cristofle silver plated coffee pot, French, circa 1920. 26 cm high

Early silverplated coffee pot. Ornate embossed decoration. Stamped Walker & Hall to base. Height 27 cm

An old sheffield plate coffee biggin (1790-1810). Height 22 cm

Large antique plated American coffee pot white ceramic liner, measures 33 cm high

Old Sheffield plate octagonal urn shaped coffee pot (1780 -1800) height 33 cm

Old Sheffield plate urn shaped coffee pot lid needs re soldering

Victorian silver plated coffee pot stamped 'W. PRODGER 25 KINGSMEADOW STREET BATH' to base, 25 cm high

An early 19th century Sheffield plate coffee pot of tall bulbous, lobed form with floral decoration. Height 23 cm

An EPNS coffee pot with embossed decoration and bird finial 27 cm high

A Sheffield plate Georgian coffee pot of baluster form with chased foliate decoration, the spout with cast leaf decoration. Height 30 cm