Antique Silver George IV “Melon Style” Coffee Pot made in 1830


A large antique silver coffee pot which stands on four naturalistic feet and has a wonderfully hand chased body with leaf motifs.  

Date 1830
Made By Jonathan Hayne
Location London
Stock Number OB5x21
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Maker: Jonathan Hayne

A large antique silver coffee pot which stands on four naturalistic feet and has a wonderfully hand chased body with leaf motifs.

The pot has fruiting vines to the spout, with a decorative handle and detachable finial to complete the look.

This excellent coffee pot was made in the last year of George IV; William IV ascended to the throne this year.

There is an attractive small family crest of a Greyhound holding an arrow to one side.

It is in good condition.

The pot has a large capacity of over 1500 ml (2.65 UK pints).

Dimensions: height (to top of handle) 24.5 cm; weight 30 troy oz.

This object incorporates old ivory and has been registered with Defra.

Jonathan Hayne

Jonathan Hayne (1810 – 1848) was born in Clerkenwell, London, son of a surgeon. He apprenticed as a silversmith and started his career in 1810, entering his mark in partnership with Thomas Wallis, at 16 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell. Six years later, Wallis and Hayne dissolved their partnership. In 1821, Jonathan entered his own first mark.

In 1833, Hayne increased his popularity, patenting a method of manufacturing silver spoons and cutlery in a single blow thanks to a heavy hammer. This method was illustrated in 1839 in “A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines” by Andrew Ure.

In 1836, Jonathan Hayne’s son, Samuel, went into partnership with Dudley Frank Cater and they entered their mark as Hayne & Cater. Samuel assumed the full control of the company after his father’s death in 1848 and continued trading until 1865, when he declared bankruptcy.

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