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 Miniature Silver Coffee Pot

8202. Antique William III Miniature Silver Coffee Pot

Circa 1695

Price £1,950

A charming little antique silver toy coffee pot. This beautiful little side handle pot has a cylindrical tapering body, a conical lid surmounted by a ball finial, and a low spout akin to those more usually found on a chocolate pot. Engraved to the upper handle are the owner’s initials “C.P”. The pot looks like an exact copy of a full size original and the great attention to detail and slightly larger size than normal toys of this period indicate that it may well have been a traveller’s sample. Contains 20 ml. Weight 60 grams, 1.9 troy ounces. Height 8 cms. Spread 5 cms. Diameter of base 3.5 cms. Marked on the body with makers mark only “WP”* – noted for making toy cups and porringers (see Jacksons Welsh and Unascribed English Provincial section, page 521). Circa 1695.
Price £1,950

A charming little antique silver toy coffee pot. This beautiful little side handle pot has a cylindrical tapering body, a conic...

Queen Anne Silver Chocolate Pot

8549. Queen Anne Silver Chocolate Pot

1701

Price £6,250

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.
Price £6,250

A rare early English antique silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid typical of the period. This can al...

Queen Anne Silver Chocolate Pot

8737. Queen Anne Silver Chocolate Pot

1703

WILLIAM LUKIN

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A rare early English antique silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid typical of the period. It can also be used for coffee. Britannia standard silver*. Side handle. Large size and good weight. With a plain body the pot has contemporary strapwork mounts and a fluted lid. Particularly nice is the decorative silver mount to the wooden handle and the little hinged flap on the end of the spout. The top has a hinged finial so that the chocolate can be stirred by inserting a swizel stick and the lid is attached to the body with a pin and chain. Contains 900 ml. Weight 735 grams, 23.6 troy ounces. Height 24.5 cms. Base diameter of top 11.1 cms. London 1703. Maker William Lukin.
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A rare early English antique silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid typical of the period. It can also...

George I Silver Coffee Pot

8624. George I Silver Coffee Pot

1718

AUGUSTIN COURTAULD

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This is a rare early antique silver coffee pot from the reign of George I. This handsome pot is made from Britannia standard* grade silver and has the desirable octagonal shape with domed lid. Lovely plain style and a nice feature is the ducks head spout terminal with hinged flap cover. Extremely heavy quality, this pot feels good in the hand and pours beautifully. Contains 870 ml. Weight 1029 grams, 33 troy ounces. Height 23.5 cms. Spread 22 cms. London 1718. Lid with Britannia mark*. Maker Augustus Courtauld, the celebrated Huguenot maker.
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This is a rare early antique silver coffee pot from the reign of George I. This handsome pot is made from Britannia standard* g...

George I Silver Chocolate Pot

8703. George I Silver Chocolate Pot

1719

Price £6,950

A rare early English antique silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid typical of the period. Britannia standard silver*. Ivory side handle. Large size and good weight. 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. Hand engraved to the front is a good contemporary armorial within a decorative cartouche. Contains 780 ml.Weight 780 grams, 25 troy ounces. Height 24 cms. Diameter of base 11.4 cms. London 1719. Maker either David Willaume or John Wisdome.
Price £6,950

A rare early English antique silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid typical of the period. Britannia s...

George I Silver Coffee Pot

8389. George I Silver Coffee Pot

1720

CHRISTOPHER CANNER II

Price £3,950

A fine early antique silver coffee pot with plain styling, domed lid and engraved armorial both sides. Britannia standard silver*. This lovely pot has an excellent colour and good gauge silver. Weight 747 grams, 24 troy ounces. Height 24.5 cms. Spread 19 cms. Diameter of base 12 cms. London 1720. Maker Christopher Canner II.
Price £3,950

A fine early antique silver coffee pot with plain styling, domed lid and engraved armorial both sides. Britannia standard silve...

George I Silver Chocolate Pot

8627. George I Silver Chocolate Pot

1723

JOHN HUGH LE SAGE

Price £6,550

A rare early antique silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid typical of the period. Britannia standard silver*. Wooden side handle. Large size and good weight. The top has a removable finial so that the chocolate can be stirred by inserting a swizel stick, the spout has a hinged flap. Hand engraved to the front is an armorial within a decorative cartouche. Contains 940 ml. Weight 762 grams, 24.5 troy ounces. Height 25 cms. Diameter of top 7.5 cms, base 10.7 cms. London 1723. Maker John Hugh Le Sage.
Price £6,550

A rare early antique silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid typical of the period. Britannia standard ...

George II Silver Coffee Pot

8678. George II Silver Coffee Pot

1730

THOMAS FARREN

Price £1,950

An elegant plain style antique sterling silver coffee pot with straight tapering sides and a domed lid. Large size. To the front is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Good gauge silver and excellent colour. Contains 1100 ml. Weight 903 grams, 29 troy ounces. Height 24 cms. Spread 20.5 cms. Diameter of base 11.5 cms. London 1730. Maker Thomas Farren.
Price £1,950

An elegant plain style antique sterling silver coffee pot with straight tapering sides and a domed lid. Large size. To the fron...

George II Silver Coffee Pot

7319. George II Silver Coffee Pot

1742

Price £2,550

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 531 grams, 17 troy ounces. Height 25 cms. Spread 21 cms. London 1742. Maker Louis Dupont.
Price £2,550

An exceptional quality antique sterling silver coffee pot of baluster shape on pedestal foot. Very beautifully decorated with c...

George II Silver Chocolate Pot

7448. George II Silver Chocolate Pot

1749

RICHARD BAYLEY, LONDON

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A handsome antique sterling silver chocolate pot of baluster form on a spreading foot. The top finial can be removed (to stir the chocolate). Excellent quality original chased decoration with scrolls, fish scale, shells and sprays of flowers. An unusual feature is the eagle above the vacant cartouche to both front and back. Contains 1000 ml. Weight 905 grams, 29 troy ounces. Height 25 cms. Spread 20 cms. London 1749. Maker Richard Bayley.
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A handsome antique sterling silver chocolate pot of baluster form on a spreading foot. The top finial can be removed (to stir t...

George II Silver Coffee Pot

7344. George II Silver Coffee Pot

1749

Price £1,350

A delightful antique sterling silver coffee pot of baluster form on a spreading foot. Medium size. With unusual embossed decoration. Contains 700 ml. Weight 632 troy ounces, 20.3 troy ounces. Height 24 cms. London 1749. Maker William Kidney.
Price £1,350

A delightful antique sterling silver coffee pot of baluster form on a spreading foot. Medium size. With unusual embossed decora...

George II Silver Coffee Pot

8730. George II Silver Coffee Pot

1754

WILLIAM SHAW AND WILLIAM PRIEST

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A handsome antique sterling silver coffee pot with plain baluster shape raised on a shallow pedestal foot. Lovely acorn finial. Elegant plain design and graceful shaped spout. To the front there is a hand engraved crest within a decorative oval cartouche. Underneath there are some owner’s initials. Contains 1050 ml. Weight 889 grams, 28.5 troy ounces. Height 26.5 cms. Spread across spout and handle 24.5 cms. London 1754. Maker William Shaw and William Priest.
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A handsome antique sterling silver coffee pot with plain baluster shape raised on a shallow pedestal foot. Lovely acorn finial....

George III Silver Coffee Pot

7195. George III Silver Coffee Pot

1761

Price £1,795

A handsome antique sterling silver coffee pot with plain baluster shape and raised on a pedestal foot. Lovely acorn finial. Good chunky gadroon borders and graceful shaped spout. There is a large hand engraved armorial to the front. Weight 858 grams, 27.5 troy ounces. Contains 900 ml. Height 27 cms. Spread across spout and handle 20 cms. London 1761. Maker William & Robert Peaston.
Price £1,795

A handsome antique sterling silver coffee pot with plain baluster shape and raised on a pedestal foot. Lovely acorn finial. Goo...

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 £4,750

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 £4,750

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

Georgian Silver Coffee Pot by Hester Bateman

8090. Georgian Silver Coffee Pot by Hester Bateman

1781

HESTER BATEMAN, LONDON (1708-1794)

Price £3,500

An elegant antique sterling silver coffee pot of plain design with a shaped body on pedestal foot and bead borders. Lovely classical style typical of this sought after English lady silversmith. The pot has a border of bright cut decoration around the top and to the front and back there is a decorative cartouche with ribbons and foliate swags, one containing an animal crest. Contains 1050 ml. Weight 880 grams, 28.2 troy ounces. Height 29 cms. Spread 22 cms. Sterling silver. London 1781. Maker Hester Bateman.
Price £3,500

An elegant antique sterling silver coffee pot of plain design with a shaped body on pedestal foot and bead borders. Lovely clas...

Louis XVI Silver Chocolate Pot with Side Handle

5449. Louis XVI Silver Chocolate Pot with Side Handle

1787

RENE-PIERRE FERRIER

Price £2,750

A good antique French silver chocolate/coffee pot with turned wood side handle. Contains 1100 ml. Weight 889 grams, 28.5 troy ounces. Height 25.5 cms. Spread 23 cms. Fully marked with French silver stamps to the lid and body for Paris 1787. Maker Rene-Pierre Ferrier.
Price £2,750

A good antique French silver chocolate/coffee pot with turned wood side handle. Contains 1100 ml. Weight 889 grams, 28.5 troy o...

Antique French Silver Chocolate Pot with Side Handle

5487. Antique French Silver Chocolate Pot with Side Handle

Circa 1800

Price £2,450

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 £2,450

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

Antique Silver Coffee Jug and Stand by Paul Storr

8652. Antique Silver Coffee Jug and Stand by Paul Storr

1809

PAUL STORR, LONDON (1771-1844)

Price £9,500

A fine antique sterling silver coffee pot and matching stand by the world famous Paul Storr. Fantastic quality. The bamboo style ivory handle mounted with a silver serpent to the top and a snake's head and motif to the bottom are very characteristic of this prestigious English master silversmith. There is a hand engraved crest to the front of the pot and also the reservoir and wick holder. Contains 1320 ml. Weight 1536 grams, 49.3 troy ounces. Total height 26 cms. Jug height 19.5 cms, spread 18 cms, base diameter 16 cms. Stand height 10.6 cms. All pieces marked and matching for London 1809. Maker Paul Storr.
Price £9,500

A fine antique sterling silver coffee pot and matching stand by the world famous Paul Storr. Fantastic quality. The bamboo sty...

Antique Silver Coffee Pot

8424. Antique Silver Coffee Pot

1840

BARNARD BROTHERS, LONDON

Price £1,595

A handsome antique sterling silver coffee pot of baluster form on a pedestal base. With deeply chased decoration of flowers and leaves and the head of a young man on top of the handle. On the lid there is a pretty flower finial. Contains 1650 ml. Weight 1167 grams, 37.5 troy ounces. Height 27 cms. Spread 26 cms. London 1840. Maker Barnard Brothers.
Price £1,595

A handsome antique sterling silver coffee pot of baluster form on a pedestal base. With deeply chased decoration of flowers an...

Large Victorian Silver Coffee Pot

8407. Large Victorian Silver Coffee Pot

1845

CHARLES & GEORGE FOX, LONDON

Price £1,650

An exceptional antique sterling silver coffee pot deeply chased with flowers, leaves and swirls. Monumental size. Excellent quality and good gauge silver. Weight 1263 grams, 40.6 troy ounces. Height 34.5 cms. Spread 22 cms. Marked underneath for London 1845. Maker Charles Thomas Fox & George Fox.
Price £1,650

An exceptional antique sterling silver coffee pot deeply chased with flowers, leaves and swirls. Monumental size. Excellent qua...

Antique Silver Coffee Pot

7760. Antique Silver Coffee Pot

1880

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A very attractive antique silver coffee pot of baluster form on a pedestal foot. Plain design and very graceful shape. Bead borders. The handle terminates top and bottom with a flower and the lid and top of the handle have leaf ornament. Contains 468 ml. Weight 468 grams, 15 troy ounces. Height 23 cms. Spread across handle 12.5 cms. Marked on the body, lid, foot and handle with foreign silver marks. Probably Turkish or Egyptian. Circa 1880.
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A very attractive antique silver coffee pot of baluster form on a pedestal foot. Plain design and very graceful shape. Bead bor...

Antique Irish Silver Coffee Biggin

8436. Antique Irish Silver Coffee Biggin

1899

JOHN SMYTH OF DUBLIN Also known as JOHN SMITH

Price £950

A tall antique Dublin sterling silver coffee jug on warmer stand in the Georgian style. Plain style with a very pretty leaf detail to the pouring spout and engraved crest and motto to the front. Weight 1134 grams, 36.4 troy ounces. Height – total 28 cms, jug 21 cms, stand 8 cms. Dublin 1899. Maker John Smith.
Price £950

A tall antique Dublin sterling silver coffee jug on warmer stand in the Georgian style. Plain style with a very pretty leaf det...

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