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A GEORGE II IRISH SILVER COFFEE POT
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A GEORGE II IRISH SILVER COFFEE POT

MARK OF WILLIAM TOWNSEND, DUBLIN, CIRCA 1745

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A GEORGE II IRISH SILVER COFFEE POT
MARK OF WILLIAM TOWNSEND, DUBLIN, CIRCA 1745
Tapering cylindrical with tuck-in base, on molded circular foot, with part-fluted spout and wooden scroll handle, the domed molded cover with a pinecone finial, engraved with a crest within a foliate rococo cartouche, marked on side and on cover bezel, lacking date letter, also engraved with scratch weight 24 15 under base
9 in. (23 cm.) high; 25 oz. 2 dwt. (781 gr.) gross weight
Provenance
Acquired from James Robinson Inc., New York, and presented as a wedding gift in 1940 to Peggy and David Rockefeller from Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and her first husband David Milton.
Literature
D. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, 1992, vol. IV, p. 401, no. 458 (illustrated).
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My sister Babs and her husband, David Milton, gave us this coffee pot as a wedding present. It was the first piece of good antique silver we owned and we have used it ever since. It remains one of our favorite pieces. She purchased it from James Robinson, a store from which we have bought many pieces of silver and porcelain in the years since we were married. - David Rockefeller. (D. Fennimore et al., p. 401).

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