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 William IV silver coffee pot and an Old Sheffield plate coffee pot, the ivory handled silver coffee pot with makers marks for Matthew Boulton, Birmingham, circa 1831, approximately 654 gms, 21 cm high, the sheffield plate coffee pot, markers marks for Ma
Three Sheffield plate wares: a tray, teapot and coffee pot, later 19th century, with makers' marks for Charles Owen, James Dixon & Sons, a coffee pot of elegant compressed form decorated in the Art Nouveau manner with pendant floral decoration and
Two various early Victorian silver plate coffee pots. Bright cut highlights, ivory knop, marked HY & Co, for Henry Wilkinson & Co, c.1850; & wooden side handle coffee pot. Some wear to latter. Height 21 cm & 18 cm
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