Sterling Silver Victorian Coffee Pot 1850
Antique sterling silver coffee pot by Daniel & Charles Houle 1850.
Antique sterling silver coffee pot of baluster form, the coffee pot has been elaborately chased & engraved with floral decoration. The body has one vacant cartouche encased with flora & fauna detail. The opposite side is detailed with the same but the cartouche has been chased with central flowers & fauna.
The coffee pot handle is attached to the body via two ornate leaf ferrules with ivory insulators attaching the handle. Tree bark texturing to the swan neck formed handle & spout simulate the natural structure of a vine stem. The coffee pot lid is circular, domed in form with a repoussé detail & engraved texturing. The central finial is a spectacular three flowered array, with supporting leaves. The base of the coffee pot is supported by four bracket feet. The coffee pot is assayed to the base & inside the coffee pot lid
The silver coffee is in good condition for age, all sits flat & level. Assay marks are rubbed to the base of the coffee pot (see images) but all legible. The lid consists of makers mark, date & passant mark, all are clear. The vacant cartouche shows no signs of monogram removal or thinning. The coffee pot is free from deep scratched and dents, general surface marks representative of age. Handle is tight in ferrules, pins secure. Lid hinge in good order without play & seats securely in rebate.
Fine English antique silver coffee pot with beautiful detail.