Superb George II silver coffee pot C1750 Thomas Gilpin
Price £ 3,850
This superb George II silver coffee pot was made C1750 by Thomas Gilpin (listed as a very fine goldsmith) and measures 10.5 inches tall by 8.25 inches handle to pout and is 4 3/8 inches in dia across the base, the decoration is original and still very crisp with flowers, foliage scrolls, matte engraving, acanthus leaves and it has a shaped and vacant cartouche either side, the cast spout is fluted with a large leaf design below it and a matte scrolled leaf above the pouring spout, the lid border if French gadrooned and it has a double scrolled wooden handle, the finial is that of a large cast cherub and it is marked with the makers mark only under the base, a very good quality pot in very good condition weighing 31.3 ounces or 974 grams.
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