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 rare and early George II silver coffee pot, the tapered cylindrical body with engraved cartouche designs bordered by fine trellis to the top, the dome lid with baluster finial, elegant carved wooden scroll handle, spreading circular foot, the engraved ar
A George III silver coffee pot, baluster form, relief embossed scroll and floral design, the two cartouches each with matching engraved plant form armorial, leaf and scale detail to the spout, the domed lid with pineapple finial. London 1773 by Walter Brin
Good George II sterling silver coffee pot, hallmarked, London, 1739, Ayme Videau, of tapering cylindrical form, with wooden scroll capped handle, hinged shallow dome cover and an acorn filial, engraved with delicate rococo scrolls and shells and a coat of
Victorian sterling silver coffee pot, mark of Charles Reily & George Storer, London, 1842, chased and engraved with floral motifs, with C scroll handle, the lid accented with fruit finial, the foot embellished with a continuous band of scrolling leaves
A George III sterling silver coffee pot, 1761 London, rubbed maker's mark, of elegant pear shape with a dome lid and spiral twist finial, a plain body, waisted stepped base and an acanthus spout and ear form ivory handle, with contemporary initials undersi
A Georgian sterling silver coffee pot, bearing marks for London, 1734 but of a later date, engraved with a crest, motto and initials within ribbon tied floral cartouches and bands of scrolls, domed cover with urn finial, 21 cm high, 660 grams
An early Georgian style silver coffee pot, plain tapering cylindrical body raised on a circular spreading foot, domed lid, carved ebony scroll handle, faceted spout. Sheffield 1896 by Mappin Bros. 575gms. Height 24 cm
A sterling silver coffee pot, 1938 Birmingham, with maker's mark for Adie Bros Ltd, a faceted tapering pot with a domed lid of conforming design with a mushroom cap timber finial, a timber bracket handle and raised on a low stepped base; hallmarked to
A George II sterling silver tapering coffee pot by Edward Wood, London, 1746 engraved with a contemporary coat of arms within cartouche and motto 'Gang Forward', 23 cm high, The arms are those of Stirling impaling Scarlett. The houses of Stirling and Scarl
A William IV sterling silver fluted coffee pot by Paul Storr, London 1836 with engraved anthemion decoration, contemporary coat of arms, and flower finial marked by John Samuel Hunt, 22 cm high, 820 grams, The Arms are those of Lambeth
A Georgian silver coffee Biggin pot by John Wakelin & Robert Garrard, London 1800, of restrained tapered form with sycamore handle, cup and cover knop, laurel moulded rim fluted detail on spout, 21.5 cm high 481 grams
A Victorian silver coffee pot, chased and embossed with floral and scroll decoration, lid with thistle finial, scroll handle with ivory insulator, on four scroll feet. Engraved with lion crest and 'Dum Spiro Spero', Martin Hall & Co Ltd, Sheffi
Early Victorian sterling silver coffee pot hallmarked London 1839 (John Edward Terry), retailed by Wordley & Mayer, Liverpool, 25 cm high, 985 grams Provenance: Brian Eggleton Collection, notes included
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