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WAKELIN & TAYLOR. An exceptionally fine and unusual George III Classical Coffee Pot made in London in 1786 by Wakelin & Taylor.


The Coffee Pot stands on a circular stepped foot decorated with beading. The vase shaped main body is decorated with flat fluting below an unusual frieze of arch work and an applied beaded border. The elegant neck rises to the domed hinged cover decorated with flat fluting and beading. The cover terminates in a detailed cast acorn finial. The scroll spout is also decorated with flat fluting, the first time we have seen this feature. The Coffee Pot has a fruitwood handle which is attached to the main body with scroll mouldings. This piece is in quite excellent condition and is fully marked in the foot and with the makers mark and sterling mark on the cover.

This is a most unusual form, capturing the beautiful Classical designs of the late 18th century. Wakelin and Taylor, were exceptionally fine silversmiths and their quality of design and production was second to none at this date. They were, of course, patronised by the Royal family at this date.

Height: 12 inches, 30cm.

Length, spout to handle: 8 inches, 20cm.

Weight: 31oz.