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.