Antique Silver George I Coffee Pot made in 1725
A very fine quality antique silver George I "dome" top coffee pot which is of plain tapering cylindrical form and stands on a circular collet foot.
|Made By||Benjamin Blakely|
A very fine quality antique silver George I “dome” top coffee pot which is of plain tapering cylindrical form and stands on a circular collet foot.
The surface of this impressive coffee pot is plain and unembellished.
It is very clearly hallmarked to the underside and is correctly part marked with the standard mark and makers mark to the lid.
It still retains its original fruitwood handle and the original scratchweight is engraved to the underneath by the hallmarks.
This is a lovely early piece of silver and this style of coffee pot is reasonably unusual and only really seen in the 1715 – 1730 period.
These very early Georgian period pots were often used for chocolate as well as coffee.
The coffee pot is in superb condition and has a lovely feel and balance to it (apologies for the glare, plain surfaces are difficult to photograph).
Dimensions: height 25.5 cm; weight 26.75 troy oz.
Benjamin Blakely, son of Joseph Blakely, Citizen and Joyner of London.
Free by patrimony of the Joyners’ Company, 6th September 1715.
First mark entered as largeworker, 10th October 1715. Address: Strand “Free Joyner”.
Second (Sterling) mark, 29th June 1720.
Third mark, undated, after July 1738 and before May 1739. Address: Russell Street, Covent Garden.
Forth mark, 2nd July 1739. Address: at Mr Carter’s Goldsmith, Russell Street, Covent Garden.
Heal records the above address and also London, 1768-9, the latter perhaps a son for whom there is no mark entered.
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