A good plain style antique silver coffee pot with straight tapering sides, a shallow domed lid, and a shaped ivory handle. Uninscribed. Good gauge silver and excellent colour.
Contains 1050 ml.
Weight 917 grams, 29.4 troy ounces.
Height 23cm. Spread 21cm. Diameter of base 11.7cm.
Makers mark “R.I”, mark not in register, possibly John Richardson I.
Marks. A full set of clear English silver hallmarks under the base, the lid has one rubbed mark, probably the lion passant.
JOHN RICHARDSON I
John Richardson, London silver maker, apprenticed to Richard Watts1715, free 1723. Two marks (New Standard and Starling) entered as largeworker 1723. According to Grimwade, Richardson’s career as silversmith possibly didn’t last very long and he took up service as a soldier to King George II.