Object Description

An excellent quality antique sterling silver coffee pot of baluster shape on pedestal foot. With attractive decoration of crisply chased flowers and foliage. Hand engraved to the front is a stag crest and to the reverse there is an armorial. Contains 1000 ml. Weight 984 grams, 31.6 troy ounces. Height 25.5 cms. Spread 19 cms. London 1750. Maker William Cripps.

Biography – William Cripps, apprenticed to David Willaume II, free 1738’ 1st mark as largeworker 1743. 2nd mark 1746. 3rd mark 1751. Died circa 1767. Arthur Grimwade describes Cripps as an accomplished craftsman and versatile exponent of the rococo style who enjoyed considerable clientele.

Object Condition

This handsome antique silver pot is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. With a full set of clear English silver hallmarks underneath, the lid with a lion and makers mark. The deep chasing is original and in fine condition.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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