A good plain style antique sterling silver coffee pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid. Hand engraved to the front with an armorial within a decorative cartouche. Good gauge silver and colour.
Contains 850 ml.
Weight 677 grams, 21.7 troy ounces.
Height 21.5 cm. Spread 20.5 cm.
Maker Richard Bayley.
Richard Bayley was apprenticed to Charles Overing in 1699 and turned over to John Gibbons in 1704. Free 1706. First mark entered in 1708 at Foster Lane, London, 2nd mark 1720, third mark 1732. Warden of the Goldsmiths Company 1746-8. Prime warden 1751*. He was known for his good plain hollow-ware such as tankards, jugs, tea and coffee pots. His son, Richard, was apprenticed to Samuel Spindler in 1713.