Pair of George V Antique Silver Cafe Au Lait Pots made in 1922-26


A pair of antique silver cafe au lait pots in the early 18th century Queen Anne style c. 1705.

Date 1922 - 1926
Made By Sebastian Garrard
Location London
Stock Number W21x4
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1922 - 1926
Maker: Sebastian Garrard

A pair of antique silver cafe au lait pots in the early 18th century Queen Anne style c. 1705.

The pots have pear-shaped bodies and cut-card work to the lids and lower parts of the bodies.

They are both engraved with a family crest of a lion.

They are in excellent condition.

The hot milk jug is made in 1922 and the coffee pot in 1926.

The pots are made by the Royal goldsmith, Sebastian Garrard of London.

The capacity of the coffee pot is 700 ml and the milk pot is also 700 ml.

Dimensions: height (of pots) 21.5 cm; weight 37 troy oz.

Sebastian Garrard

George Wickes set up his business in Threadneedle Street in London in 1722, and in the same year entered his mark in Goldsmiths’ Hall.

The company moved to Panton Street in London in 1735. Wickes was an accomplished silversmith and goldsmith, providing jewellery and other luxurious items to aristocratic patrons. In fact, in 1735 the firm received its first royal commission from Frederick, Prince of Wales. The firm would later be appointed crown jeweller by Queen Victoria in 1843.

Two apprentices of Wickes purchased the company following Wickes’ retirement in 1760, and then were replaced in 1776 by John Wakelin and William Taylor. After the death of William Taylor in 1792, Robert Garrard became a partner in the company.

In 1802, Robert Garrard took sole control of the firm. His sons Robert Garrard II, James and Sebastian succeeded him in directing the company, trading as R., J. & S. Garrard (or Robert Garrard & Brothers). That was until James’ retirement in 1835, when the company became R & S Garrard. The company stayed in the hands of the Garrard family until the Sebastian Henry Garrard, the great-grandson of Robert Garrard I, died in 1946.

The name Garrard & Company Ltd was registered in 1909. Then, in 1911, the company moved to new premises in Albemarle Street in London in 1911.

Garrard blended with The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths company in 1952 and moved to Regent Street.

In 1998, Garrard merged with Asprey, another jewellery firm, to become Asprey & Garrard, moving from Regent Street to New Bond Street. The company demerged in 2002, with Garrard & Co Ltd returning to Albermarle Street. In 2006, Garrard ended its partnership with Asprey when it was acquired by the private equity firm Yucaipa Companies.

In 2007, it was announced that Garrard & Co.’s services as crown jeweller were no longer required – ending 166 years of Garrard’s tenure as the British Crown Jeweller.

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