19 April 2002
A PORTUGUESE SILVER COFFEE POT
Oporto, post 1938, retailed by Tiffany & Co.
After a François-Thomas Germain model, of baluster form, on three leaf-clad feet, the spiral-fluted body with short spout formed as coffee leaves, with wood side handle, the hinged cover with coffee leaf bud finial, marked under base and on cover bezel
9¼in. (23.5cm.) high; 33oz. 10dwt. (1043gr.)
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This coffee pot is based upon a Germain design in 1759-60 as part of an extensive silver service made for the Portuguese court of Joseph I.
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