Paul de Lamerie Britannia Silver Coffee Pot

  • This elegant Britannia silver coffee pot was created early in Paul de Lamerie's career
  • The sleek, tapered form showcases de Lamerie's gift for design and craftsmanship
  • Britannia silver has a higher amount of pure silver than sterling, and was used for important works
  • Britannia specimens of this early era are among the most coveted de Lamerie creations
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Item No. 30-2647

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This important and incredibly rare Britannia standard silver coffee pot is a superb example of the earlier works of Paul de Lamerie. Created during the George I era, this pot is one of the few Britannia pieces created by this famed London silversmith dating to this early period. Beautiful and complete condition.The Britannia standard (95.8% pure silver), compulsory until 1720, continued to be used by Paul de Lamerie for his highest quality works. His maker's mark for Britannia pieces included the first two letters of his last name "LA" along with the punch of the seated figure of Britannia.

Hallmarked London, 1723

5 3/4" wide x 6 1/2" deep x 8 3/8" high

A very similar coffee pot is part of the collection of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and was included in the 1990 exhibition at the Goldsmith's Hall, item no.15. Another similar specimen is illustrated in Philip A.S. Phillip's Paul de Lamerie: His Life and Work, on page 77, pl. XIII. Two slightly later examples, 1725 and 1728, are featured in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Wees, no. 190-191, pp. 284-287).
This Britannia silver coffee pot is a rare example of de Lamerie's early works
Maker: de Lamerie, Paul
Period: 18th Century
Origin: England
Type: Tea & Coffee Pots/Services
Depth: 6.5 Inches
Width: 5.75 Inches
Height: 8.38 Inches
Style: Georgian

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