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George I Silver Coffee Pot - Newdigate Family Armorial
Reference: S1388
Period: George I
Year: 1716
Silversmith: Gabriel Sleath
Place: London
Price: $ 4 950.00
Weight: 510 grams
Dimensions: Height 20.7 cm, base diameter 9.3 cm
Condition: Excellent. Snug lid closure, hinge perfect. Small dents to spreading foot. Handle excellent.

Description: A magnificent and rare early Brittania standard silver coffee pot of very good quality, with handle at right angles to the spout, in the Queen Anne style. The pot has a high domed lid with baluster finial, a stand-away hinge, and an octagonal swan neck spout with "Ducks Head" terminal.The pot itself is the tapering plain cylindrical shape with spreading foot, and the handle is turned fruitwood. The coffee pot is plain except for a lovely contemporary armorial, a diamond shaped logenze surrounded by plumes, with the arms of Newdigate (gules three lion's gambs erased argent) impaling a lion rampant reguardant gules. The logenze indicates ownership by a widow of the Newdigate family, as the lozenge is the only vehicle for a widow to display her arms. This plain style is usually called Queen Anne, the shape of coffee pots changed circa 1723, when the lid became flattened and the spout moved opposite the handle (Judith Banister, 3 Centuries of Silver Coffee Pots). As is usual for coffee pots of this era, it is quite small. The hallmarks appear correctly alongside the top handle, they are worn from polishing but the date letter, Brittannia standard and lions head erased are still easily discernable. The makers mark is only partially visible, but the S above device is probably Gabriel Sleath (Grimwade 2569, Jackson's page 163). The lid has 2 hallmarks, Lions head erased and another worn makers mark. The base has a scratched number 15=15 and a half, and an assay scrape. The coffee pot is accompanied with a certified heraldic report on the coat of arms.
George I Silver Coffee Pot - Newdigate Family Armorial
Queen Anne Coffee Pot

George I Silver Coffee Pot - Newdigate Family Armorial
Queen Anne Coffee Pot 2

George I Silver Coffee Pot - Newdigate Family Armorial
Armorial - Newdigate Family

George I Silver Coffee Pot - Newdigate Family Armorial
Finial

George I Silver Coffee Pot - Newdigate Family Armorial
Lid and hinge

George I Silver Coffee Pot - Newdigate Family Armorial
Scale

George I Silver Coffee Pot - Newdigate Family Armorial
Hallmarks

George I Silver Coffee Pot - Newdigate Family Armorial
Hallmarks - alternate view

George I Silver Coffee Pot - Newdigate Family Armorial
Hallmarks lid

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