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.
Wedgwood, terracotta four piece tea set, 19th century, polychrome decorated with floral sprigs and sprays, comprising teapot, coffee pot, covered sugar bowl and cream jug, impressed Wedgwood marks to undersides (4), approx. Height 21.5 cm
A Sixty seven piece Wedgwood 'Kingston' dinner service 1981-1987, production period, pattern 4677, comprising: nine dinner plates, seven entree plates, seven soup coupes and six saucers, eight side plates and eight dessert bowls, seven cups and sau
A Wedgwood 'April beaded' six piece coffee set, mid 20th century, discontinued 1953, patterns W4144, 5, and 7, the six pieces of identical design but in three colour combinations, apple green, lemon and dove grey, all with solid bands of colour to the rims
41 piece Wedgwood Campion part dinner set, including Four large plates; four side plates; four bowls; platter; tureen; salad bowl; sauce boat and underdish; four tea cups and saucers; four demi tasse and saucers; teapot; coffee pot and four soup coupees
A part Wedgwood dinner and coffee service in 'Senator' pattern comprising a pair of tureens and covers 6 soup coupes gravy boat and stand and a matching coffee set comprising coffee pot 7 demi tasse and saucers (25).
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