Only suitable for sale within the UK, due to the ivory content in the tap handle. This item has been registered for exemption under the new Ivory Act and is legal to sell. We are happy for the registration number (STDPPBE2) to be checked with the Animal & Plant Health Agency.
Georgian, George III, Scottish Silver Coffee Urn. Of tapering, conical, twin handled form with beaded rim and engraved border. Engraved with floral swags and ribbons with a vacant cartouche to the front. Raised on a square base with beaded rim on ball feet. The spout with ivory tap & engraved with bellflowers. The cover engraved with swags and a conforming border. The knop adorned with a pineapple. The urn is complete with the heating element holder in which a hot iron ingot would have been placed.
Hallmarked to the cover for Edinburgh 1783 by Alexander Gardner. Hallmarked to the underside of the base for Edinburgh silver by Alexander Gardner.
In excellent condition with light surface wear commensurate with age. The tap is in working order and controls the flow of liquid. The urn sits flat and does not rock. Free of dents, creases and splits.
Approximate total weight of hallmarked silver is 1.364 kilos or 43.85 troy ounces.
Approximate total weight including heating element is 1.544 kilos.
Approximate dimensions are 38 cm height, 24 cm handle to handle length and 14 cm top rim diameter.