Antique Sterling Silver Coffee Pot 1842
Antique sterling silver coffee pot by Edward, Edward junior, John & William Barnard 1842
Baluster coffee pot in form from these renowned silversmiths with the most splendid detailed repousse & engraving work to the body. The repousse scrolls are softened with fauna & flora & fine diamond pattern engraving. The fauna & flora design is beautifully executed with two main bands, horizontally leading from handle to spout. The body details two cartouche, one vacant & one engraved with the crest of Postlethwaite. The swan neck styled handle has thumb rest with acanthus leaf to top. The handle is connected via two ivory insulators with detailed ferrules connecting handle to body. The lid is beautifully chased & engraved again with fauna & small scrolls. The lid is topped with a delightful fauna & flora finial with leaf detail that is exceptionally fine. The spout is ribbed to give a tree form similarity, similar to the handle to combine the story. The coffee pot sits on an elegant stand with scroll and relief work feet. The silver Barnard coffee pot is assayed to the base, inside the coffee pot lid & to the finial
Beautiful sterling silver coffee pot that exhumes quality from the Barnard family. Everything is in great condition. Handle tight in ferrules, pins secure to handle & lid, lid without play. All assay marks in very good order. Crest slightly rubbed but still well defined. Vacant cartouche has no thinning or removal. All without deep scathes & dents, surface marks representative of age.
Master silversmiths displaying past excellence in workmanship.