A Georgian Sterling silver coffee pot of a footed tapering cylindrical form with later rococo repousse floral scroll decoration with a central cartouche with a crest with three lions passant, possibly for the family names of Carew or Gifford.
The beautiful quality antique coffee pot has a carved fruitwood handle. It has a cast swan necked spout also with floral repousse decoration. The domed lid has a cast round button knop. This coffee pot is hallmarked on the body below the rim to the right of the handle, the marks are slightly rubbed and obscured with the repousse decoration. See the images for each.
The marks are the Leopard's head crowned for London, the lion passant for Sterling standard silver, a lower case "p" for 1750-1751, makers marks CR for Paul Crespin, see page 50 of Jackson's Hallmarks pocket edition. The lid has the lion passant mark in the shaped shield mark for the period.Jackson's Hallmarks state that "Paul Crespin is an
highly important maker and a serious rival to Paul de Lamerie, certainly his
Condition: Excellent antique condition, a couple of very
minor marks commensurate with age and use. The knop has a slight rearward
lean. Please see the images.
It stands 9 inches (23cm) high 8 1/4 inches (21cm) long and 4 1/4 inches (10.75cm) diameter at the base. It weighs 851g unpacked. It has a capacity of 1 1/2 pints.
Free international postage with this item.