A George I Britannia silver coffee pot by Thomas Parr I, London, 1717
The octagonal form of coffee pot was the "nec plus ultra"of coffee pots and the form was most likely copied from the Japanese Arita ware of the 17th century.
This pot is in excellent condition with three hallmarks on the side just below the lid, Britannia, Lion erased and date letter for 1717.
The lid is hallmarked with the maker's mark and the Lion erased. The bottom has the scratch weight and the maker's mark. The pot is in excellent condition with likely the original handle that has been re-glued. The pot also has a thumb piece that only occurs on early pots will a side handle.
There is a small dent near the base of the handle. The armorial is contemporary to the pot and features six ravens. A wonderfully original piece.