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.

Queen Anne Silver Chocolate Pot

6796. Queen Anne Silver Chocolate Pot

1704

Price £6,250

A rare early English antique silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid typical of the period. Britannia standard silver*. 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. A nice feature is the little hinged flap on the end of the spout. Weight 612 grams, 19.6 troy ounces. Height 25 cms. Diameter of base 11 cms. Contains 900 ml. London 1704. Maker probably John Gibbons.
Price £6,250

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

Queen Anne Silver Chocolate Pot

7316. Queen Anne Silver Chocolate Pot

1713

Price £5,500

A superb early English antique silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and domed lid typical of the period. Britannia standard silver*. Excellent colour. Shaped wooden side handle. The top finial is removable so that the chocolate can be stirred. To the front there is a fine contemporary armorial. Contains 750 ml. Weight 531 grams,17 troy ounces. Height 23 cms. London 1713. Maker Timothy Ley.
Price £5,500

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

George I Silver Coffee Pot

6204. George I Silver Coffee Pot

1720

CHRISTOPHER CANNER II

Price £4,650

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 £4,650

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

George I Silver Octagonal Coffee Pot

6635. George I Silver Octagonal Coffee Pot

1721

AUGUSTINE 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. Also, to the other side there are 2 decorative shaped reinforcement plates where the shaped handle meets the body. Weight 786 grams, 25.2 troy ounces. Height 25 cms. Spread 21 cms. London 1721. Lid with Britannia mark*. Maker, almost certainly, the celebrated Huguenot maker Augustus 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 gr...

George II Silver Chocolate Pot

6530. George II Silver Chocolate Pot

1734

CHARLES HATFIELD

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A good plain style antique sterling silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and a shallow domed lid. The lid finial is detachable to allow the chocolate to be stirred. To the front is a contemporary engraved monogram intertwined initials. Good gauge silver and excellent colour. Weight 856 grams, 27.5 troy ounces. Height 22.5 cms. Diameter of base 12 cms. London 1734. Maker Chas Hatfield.
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A good plain style antique sterling silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and a shallow domed lid. The lid finial i...

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

Price £4,750

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.
Price £4,750

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

7194. George II Silver Coffee Pot

1759

CHARLES WRIGHT, LONDON

Price £1,875

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. Weight 940 grams, 30.1 troy ounces. Contains 1100 ml. Height 29 cms. Spread across spout and handle 21 cms. London 1759. Maker Charles Wright
Price £1,875

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

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 probably William Sumner & Richard Crossley.
Price £1,795

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

George III Silver Coffee Pot

5880. George III Silver Coffee Pot

1762

SAMUEL WOOD

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A good quality antique sterling silver coffee pot of baluster shape, having a turned wooden handle and acorn finial. Weight 839 grams, 27 troy ounces. Height 25.5 cms. Spread 19.5 cms. Diameter of base 11.25 cms. London 1762. Maker Sam Wood. Lid with lion mark only.
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A good quality antique sterling silver coffee pot of baluster shape, having a turned wooden handle and acorn finial. Weight 839...

George III Silver Chocolate Pot

6172. George III Silver Chocolate Pot

1775

JAMES SCOFIELD, LONDON

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 probably James Scofield.
Price £4,750

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

George III Silver Coffee Pot

7569. George III Silver Coffee Pot

1777

WILLIAM GRUNDY, LONDON (c.1710-c.1780)

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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. Contains 1250 ml. Weight 880 grams, 28.2 troy ounces. Height 27 cms. Spread across spout and handle 21.5 cms. London 1777. Maker William Grundy.
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A handsome antique sterling silver coffee pot with plain baluster shape raised on a shallow pedestal foot. Lovely acorn finial....

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. 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. Weight 889 grams, 28.5 troy ounces. Height 25.5...

Georgian Silver Coffee Pot

7828. Georgian Silver Coffee Pot

1787

ROBERT GAZE

Price £1,250

An elegant style antique sterling silver coffee pot of tall vase form with a graceful curved spout. Lovely plain classical design with bands of bright cut engraving to the lid, body and foot. To the front there is a hand engraved monogram in cursive script. Contains 1200 ml. Weight 849 grams, 27.2 troy ounces. Height 26 cms. Spread 27.5 cms. Foot measures 12.5 x 9.5 cms. London 1797. Maker Robert Gaze.
Price £1,250

An elegant style antique sterling silver coffee pot of tall vase form with a graceful curved spout. Lovely plain classical desi...

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. 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. W...

Georgian Silver Jug

7412. Georgian Silver Jug

Circa 1818

JOSEPH PREEDY

Price £950

A large antique sterling silver jug of circular form with handsome plain style. Suitable for coffee or hot water. Good quality inset hinge. Contains 1400 ml. Weight 911 grams, 29.2 troy ounces. Height 22 cms. Spread 22 cms. London 1818. Maker Joseph Preedy.
Price £950

A large antique sterling silver jug of circular form with handsome plain style. Suitable for coffee or hot water. Good quality ...

Antique Silver Coffee Pot

7586. Antique Silver Coffee Pot

1837

Price £1,150

A decorative antique sterling silver coffee pot having a circular bellied shape raised on a pedestal foot. Plain segmented design and a flower finial to the lid. To the front there is a hand engraved crest. Weight 864 grams, 27.7 troy ounces. Height 23 cms. Spread 26 cms. Contains 1500 ml. London 1837. Maker Edward Barton.
Price £1,150

A decorative antique sterling silver coffee pot having a circular bellied shape raised on a pedestal foot. Plain segmented desi...

Antique Silver Coffee Pot

6932. Antique Silver Coffee Pot

1840

BARNARD BROTHERS, LONDON

Price £1,885

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 £1,885

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

Victorian Silver Coffee Pot

6719. Victorian Silver Coffee Pot

1844

JOHN JAMES KEITH

Price £1,150

A decorative antique sterling silver coffee pot having a circular bellied shape raised on shaped shell feet. With very pretty deep relief embossed decoration of flowers, foliage and scrolls and a vacant cartouche to the front. There is a flower finial to the lid. Weight 858 grams, 27.5 troy ounces. Height 23 cms.Spread 25 cms. Contains 1500 ml. London 1844. Maker John James Keith.
Price £1,150

A decorative antique sterling silver coffee pot having a circular bellied shape raised on shaped shell feet. With very pretty d...

Large Victorian Silver Coffee Pot

6476. Large Victorian Silver Coffee Pot

1845

CHARLES THOMAS & GEORGE FOX

Price £1,950

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. London 1845. Maker Charles Thomas Fox & George Fox.
Price £1,950

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

Antique Italian Coffee Pot

7186. Antique Italian Coffee Pot

Circa 1850

Price £2,250

A handsome antique silver coffee pot with a plain baluster shape raised on a pedestal foot. The quality of this piece is excellent and the most imposing feature is the graceful curved spout in the form of a horse’s head. Every attention has been paid to detail with broad decorative borders, applied mounts to the ends of the handle and base of the spout, and a large bird finial. Engraved on the base with an initial. Weight 950 grams, 30.5 troy ounces. Contains 1400 ml. Height 36 cms. Spread across spout and handle 23.5 cms. Marked with silver stamps for Naples silver grade 834. Makers mark RP. Circa 1850.
Price £2,250

A handsome antique silver coffee pot with a plain baluster shape raised on a pedestal foot. The quality of this piece is excell...

Antique Turkish Silver Coffee Pot

7760. Antique Turkish Silver Coffee Pot

1880

Price £1,150

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 Turkish silver marks. Ottoman period. Circa 1880.
Price £1,150

A very attractive antique silver coffee pot of baluster form on a pedestal foot. Plain design and very graceful shape. Bead bor...

Victorian Silver Wine Ewer

7417. Victorian Silver Wine Ewer

Circa 1897

THOMAS HAYES

Price £695

An elegant antique sterling silver jug of tall vase form with gadroon borders and swirly half fluted body. Suitable for wine or hot water. Contains 625 ml. Weight 415 grams, 13.3 troy ounces. Height 25.5 cms. Spread 14 cms. Birmingham 1897. Maker Thomas Hayes.
Price £695

An elegant antique sterling silver jug of tall vase form with gadroon borders and swirly half fluted body. Suitable for wine or...

Antique Irish Silver Coffee Biggin

7241. Antique Irish Silver Coffee Biggin

1899

JOHN SMYTH OF DUBLIN Also known as JOHN SMITH

Price £1,450

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 £1,450

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

Antique Silver Coffee Jug in the Paul Storr Style

7054. Antique Silver Coffee Jug in the Paul Storr Style

Circa 1913

GARRARDS

Price £1,250

A handsome antique sterling silver jug with plain body and shell and gadroon border. A copy of the Georgian style. The bamboo style wooden handle mounted with a silver serpent to the top and a snake's head and motif to the bottom are characteristic of the work of the Georgian master silversmith Paul Storr. Weight 940 grams, 30.2 troy ounces. Contains 900 ml. Height 20 cms, 24.5 cms to top of handle. Spread 22 cms. London 1913. Maker Garrards.
Price £1,250

A handsome antique sterling silver jug with plain body and shell and gadroon border. A copy of the Georgian style. The bamboo s...

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