George II Silver Coffee Pot


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Object Description

A good plain style antique silver coffee pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid. To the front is an excellent contemporary hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. The underside is inscribed with previous owner’s initials. Good gauge silver and excellent colour.

Contains 650 ml.

Weight 594 grams, 19 troy ounces.

Height 20cm. Spread 19cm.

London 1732.

Maker Edward Pocock.

Sterling silver.

Edward Pocock, London silver maker, no mention of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark entered as largeworker, in partnership with Hugh Arnett 1720. 2nd (Sterling) mark 1720. 3rd mark alone 1728.

Object Literature

Coffee and chocolate were established as part of social life by the end of the century and coffee pots can be found from the 1680’s onwards. Initially, these tall form pots (as averse to the squatter teapot shape) were used for both coffee and chocolate however we term chocolate pots to be those with either a removable finial or removable lid for inserting a swizzle stick. We also nominate some early side handled pots as chocolate pots.

Object Condition

Very good. Some fire marks visible from the original manufacture. The pot has been tested for water retention and does not leak.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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