Only suitable for sale within the UK, due to the ivory content in the handle heat spacers. This item has been registered for exemption under the new Ivory Act and is legal to sell. We are happy for the registration number (CC9LPEAM) to be checked with the Animal & Plant Health Agency.
Victorian Silver Coffee Pot. Of plain cylindrical form with a band of finely chased detail. The cover with flush hinge and disc shape finial.
Hallmarked to the underside of the base for London 1860 by John Samuel Hunt (of Hunt & Roskell). Further part hallmarked to the inside of the cover.
John Samuel Hunt was an important silversmith, being Paul Storr's nephew and chaser. In 1826 he joined the firm of Storr & Mortimer, giving them a cash injection. This firm later became Mortimer & Hunt when Paul Storr retired. In 1843 the firm became Hunt & Roskell, where they became silversmiths & jewellers to Queen Victoria and European nobility.
In excellent condition with light surface wear commensurate with age.
Approximate weight is 754 grams or 24 troy ounces.
Approximate dimensions are 18.5 cm height, 23 cm handle to spout length and 12.5 cm base diameter.