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SA659261

A Fine Irish Silver Coffee Pot Bearing Makers Mark Of William Williamson

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£1,250 | $1,742 USD | €1,457 EUR
Item Number: SA659261
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Hythe Antiques and Interiors
This antique has been viewed 36 times in the past month with the most views from France.

Description

A superb Irish silver coffee pot from the George the 2nd period made around1730 by the renown coffee pot and hollow wear maker William Williamson. This beautiful example started life in Dublin almost three hundred years ago. The later decoration we estimate was done around 1810, is to some purist collectors sacrilege. We say it is quintessentially Irishwork, was carried out in Ireland by a very accomplished silversmith to drag what would have been seen as a somewhat boring piece of silver into vogue during the period of rococo revival. The the original 1730s cartouche either side of the the main body, bear original coat of arms/armorial of the period. The later rococo revival decoration is sublime, bearing traditional Irish mask decoration, shell and swag, and a rare hunting scene, the lid has a pineapple/artichoke finial. Yes it is not a purists piece, however it iis so beautifully Irish with a well loved history proudly displaying its journey through three hundred years in its decor. Half inch from the handle hinge to the right of the pot is the mark of William Williamson in a later chased flower head. A superb tactile and decorative piece of Irish silver that has survived in wonderful condition and is probably one of the best later decorated early 18th Irish century coffee pots on the market. A truly stunning piece. Bearing scratch marks to the base indicating its substantial weight of 34.18 oz Troy. On view and for sale at our showroom in Station Antiques Appledore Rail Station Appledore Kent.
We offer a no quibble full money back guarantee to all our customers should you find any dissatisfaction with any item purchased from us. All smaller items are carefully wrapped and packaged by us despatched either by Royal Mail or a reputable courier and always fully insured in transit. We are always keen to buy good antiques and collectables from jewellery, watches, silver and ceramics to all antique furnishings. From single items to complete house clearance. Feel free to contact one of the team at our shop for any enquiries you may have. We offer full furniture restoration service at our workshop in RYE EAST SUSSEX.



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Dimensions

Height = 25 cm (9.8")
Width = 13 cm (5.1")
Depth = 24 cm (9.4")


Seller Details

Hythe Antiques and Interiors
Station Antiques
The Old Goods Shed
Station Road
Appledore (Near Ashford)
Kent
TN26 2DF
United Kingdom
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