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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 72

    A GEORGE II BRASS COFFEE POT

    BY THE MAKER I.L. CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE II BRASS COFFEE POT
    BY THE MAKER I.L. CIRCA 1750
    With a shell embossed spout and gadrooned cover rim, a row of makers hallmarks to top rim of pear shaped body, fruitwood handle
    9¾ in. (25 cm.) high


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    It is a misconception that the production of silver plated brass rather than solid silver was based entirely on economic factors alone. The craftmanship of these pieces is invaribly of an extremely high standard, and the use of hallmark-like stamps would suggest the likely involvement of silversmiths in their manufacture. (Belinda Gentle, Domestic Metalwork, 1640-1820, The Antique Collector's Club, 1994, p. 273.).

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