Pear-shaped silver coffee pots were popular in the last half of the 18th century. The George 111 antique silver coffee pots currently displayed on the Warners Antique Silver website are of plain form.
If you should come across a Georgian antique coffee pot which has been chased, you should ensure that the decoration is original. It is quite often the case that chasing has been applied in Victorian or Edwardian times.
An antique silver coffee pot can only pour properly if the spout has been set no lower than the middle of the pot. If a low spout it is likely that the coffee will be sludgy rather than smooth!
A beautiful and perfect wedding present perhaps?
Click here or on the link below to see full details of this handsome George 111 antique silver coffee pot by William Skeen. London 1764.
It’s always pleasing to know that antique silver is still highly regarded and valued in the UK, thus it is with immense pleasure that we note the acquisition by the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford of around 500 objects that belonged to eminent collector Michael Wellby.