Coffee Pot/Chocolate Pot

Coffee and chocolate were brought to England in the mid 17th century and were established as part of social life by the end of the century. Coffee pots can be found from the 1680's onwards.

Initially, these tall form pots (as averse to the squatter teapot shape) were used for both coffee and chocolate however we term chocolate pots to be those with either a removable finial or removable lid for inserting a swizzle stick. We also nominate some early side handled pots as chocolate pots.

Matching tea and coffee sets were not made in any quantities until the mid 1780's and water jugs made before this time are comparatively rare. These have a short pouring spout as opposed to the coffee pot spout which starts from halfway down the body. Any early water jugs were probably used also for coffee and chocolate.

Antique William III Silver Chocolate Pot

8549. Antique William III Silver Chocolate Pot

1701

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A rare early English antique silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid typical of the period. This can also be used for coffee. Britannia standard silver*. Side handle. Large size and good weight. To the front there is a large hand engraved armorial and crest. A nice feature is the little hinged flap on the end of the spout. Weight 777 grams, 24.9 troy ounces. Height 26 cms. Diameter of top 7 cms, of the base 11.5 cms. Contains 1100 ml. London 1701. Maker William Gamble.
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A rare early English antique silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid typical of the period. This can al...

Antique George I Silver Octagonal Coffee Pot

9201. Antique George I Silver Octagonal Coffee Pot

1715

Price £9,850

A rare early antique silver coffee pot (or chocolate pot) with domed lid and wooden side handle. Dates from the first year of George I’s reign. Britannia standard* silver. Lovely plain style with simple reed borders and the straight lined octagonal shape is a very desirable feature. To the front is a hand engraved cartouche containing an armorial. Weight 529 grams, 17 troy ounces. Height 25 cm. Spread 16 cm. London 1715. Maker Francis Plymley.
Price £9,850

A rare early antique silver coffee pot (or chocolate pot) with domed lid and wooden side handle. Dates from the first year of G...

George II Silver Coffee Pot

9304. George II Silver Coffee Pot

1729

ABRAHAM BATEAUX

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A good plain style antique sterling silver coffee pot with straight tapering sides and a shallow domed lid. Hand engraved to the front with a horse crest within a scroll cartouche. Good gauge silver and colour. Weight 737 grams, 23.6 troy ounces. Height 20 cm. Spread 18 cm. London 1729. Maker Abraham Bateaux.
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A good plain style antique sterling silver coffee pot with straight tapering sides and a shallow domed lid. Hand engraved to th...

George II Silver Chocolate Pot

9344. George II Silver Chocolate Pot

1737

Price £3,750

An elegant plain style antique sterling silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and a domed lid. The lid finial is detachable to allow the chocolate to be stirred. Good size. Uninscribed. Good gauge silver and excellent colour. Contains 950 ml. Weight 800 grams, 25.7 troy ounces. Height 22.5 cms. Spread 21 cms. London 1737. Maker Francis Spilsbury.
Price £3,750

An elegant plain style antique sterling silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and a domed lid. The lid finial is de...

Antique Exeter Silver Chocolate Pot

9010. Antique Exeter Silver Chocolate Pot

1741

PENTECOST SYMONDS

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A good provincial antique sterling silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and shaped wooden handle. Nice plain style. Excellent colour. The lid is detachable and is held in place by a pin and chain. The top finial is removable so that the chocolate can be stirred. Contains 780 ml. Weight 623 grams, 20 troy ounces. Height 21.5 cms. Spread 19 cms. Diameter of base 10.8 cms. Exeter 1741. Maker Pentecost Symonds.
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A good provincial antique sterling silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and shaped wooden handle. Nice plain style...

George II Silver Coffee Pot

7319. George II Silver Coffee Pot

1742

LOUIS DUPONT

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An exceptional quality antique sterling silver coffee pot of baluster shape on pedestal foot. Very beautifully decorated with crisply chased scrolls, flowers, leaves and hatching. On top there is a pretty cast flower finial. Contains 900 ml. Weight 944 grams, 30.3 troy ounces. Height 25 cms. Spread 21 cms. London 1742. Maker Louis Dupont.
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An exceptional quality antique sterling silver coffee pot of baluster shape on pedestal foot. Very beautifully decorated with c...

 Antique German Silver Chocolate Pot

9060. Antique German Silver Chocolate Pot

Circa 1770

Price £2,450

A rare early German antique silver chocolate pot of baluster form with a turned wood side handle. Good weight. The lid is detachable, so that the chocolate can be stirred, and is held in place by a pin and chain. The top finial is fixed. Gilded inside. Weight 442 grams, 14.2 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Spread across handle 15.5 cms. German silver marks for Hanover circa 1770. Maker Georg Carl Brenner.
Price £2,450

A rare early German antique silver chocolate pot of baluster form with a turned wood side handle. Good weight. The lid is detac...

Antique Swiss Silver Coffee Pot

8583. Antique Swiss Silver Coffee Pot

1770 to 1780

Price £2,550

A rare antique silver coffee pot, made in Geneva, of shaped globular form raised on splay feet. To the front is an excellent quality armorial crest below decorative foliate scrolls. Contains 1000 ml. Weight 695 grams, 22.3 troy ounces. Height 28.5 (to top of finial). Spread 18 cms. Stamped underneath with the Swiss maker John Pierre Alquier, Genevre, 1770-1780.
Price £2,550

A rare antique silver coffee pot, made in Geneva, of shaped globular form raised on splay feet. To the front is an excellent qu...

George III Silver Chocolate Pot

6172. George III Silver Chocolate Pot

1775

Price £3,350

A fine antique sterling silver chocolate pot with elegant plain baluster shape on pedestal foot. Stylish gadroon borders and a large armorial engraved to the front. Not only does it have a removable top finial (for stirring the chocolate) but also the lid is detachable and is secured with a shaped pin. Weight 924 grams, 29.7 troy ounces. Contains 1000 ml. Height 29 cms. Spread 21 cms. London 1775. Maker either James Swift or James Stamp.
Price £3,350

A fine antique sterling silver chocolate pot with elegant plain baluster shape on pedestal foot. Stylish gadroon borders and a ...

George III Silver Jug

8764. George III Silver Jug

1790

Price £1,250

An elegant antique sterling silver jug of tall vase form. Lovely plain design with reed borders and curved wooden handle. With a hand engraved crest to the front. Suitable for coffee, wine or water. Contains 1050 ml. Weight 735 grams, 23.3 troy ounces. Height 27.8 cms. Spread 14.5 cms. London 1790. Maker EI.
Price £1,250

An elegant antique sterling silver jug of tall vase form. Lovely plain design with reed borders and curved wooden handle. With ...

Antique German Silver Set

8771. Antique German Silver Set

1793 to 1793

Price £6,500

A superb quality antique continental silver gilt tea or coffee set consisting of a large pot, covered milk jug and covered sugar bowl. Original rich coloured fire gilding. Exquisite plain styling with ribbed body and decorative borders. Each piece bears a hand engraved royal crest and initial “H”. The wooden handles have hand carved decoration. Total weight 1967 grams, 63.2 troy ounces. Large pot contains 600 ml, height 26 cms, spread 24 cms. Milk jug contains 275 ml, height 20.4 cms, spread 18 cms. Sugar bowl height 13.5 cms, spread 15 cms, rim 12.5x11 cms. Stamped with German silver marks for Augsburg 1793-95. Maker Johann Grabe.
Price £6,500

A superb quality antique continental silver gilt tea or coffee set consisting of a large pot, covered milk jug and covered suga...

Antique French Silver Chocolate Pot with Side Handle

5487. Antique French Silver Chocolate Pot with Side Handle

Circa 1800

Price £2,150

An attractive antique French silver chocolate or coffee pot with plain styling. The turned wood side handle can be unscrewed. Contains 1050 ml. Weight 764 grams, 24.5 troy ounces. Height 25.5 cms. Fully marked with French silver stamps to the lid and body for Paris circa 1800. Silver grade 950. makers initials JFC
Price £2,150

An attractive antique French silver chocolate or coffee pot with plain styling. The turned wood side handle can be unscrewed. C...

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