Durgin Sterling Silver Persian Coffee Pot Pickslay & Co Sheffield C1895
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Durgin Sterling Silver Persian Coffee Pot Pickslay & Co Sheffield C1895:
IMPORTANT c1895 DURGIN STERLING SILVER ISLAMIC COFFEE POT; FROM THE EXCLUSIVE SHEFFIELD RETAILER PICKSLAY & CO.; EXCELLENT CONDITION
This is an exceptionally rare find.
A late 19th century Durgin sterling silver Islamic coffee pot. Rare enough.
However, this one sold by the exclusive Sheffield firm of Pickslay & Co., Sheffield, England.
Founded by Charles Pickslay born 1781. A master cutler who specialized in razors. Manufacturer to the King of England. By late 19th century exclusive shops in major cities, offering cutlery as well.
We have never found a coffee or teapot bearing Pickslay's retail trademark. Until now.
In long neck bottle form. Fashioned after centuries old Persian water vessels.
Adorned with leaf and floral swirl panels gradually tapering to rim. Bordered by twin smooth panels.
Shell and floral to rim.
Well cast pavilion cover with globe finial.
Vine framed shell tip swan's neck spout.
Finished with rare seen tapering octopus tentacle handle, see lower end.
Monogramed under base TCEL (?).
The rare c1895 Durgin Persian coffee pot from Pickslays is 10 3/4 inches tall.
Exceptionally thick heavy guage sterling weighs 23 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked as shown. Including the almost never seen exclusive Sheffield retailer Pickslay & Co.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. Stands perfectly firm on table. The leaf and floral sprays retain their original detail. Handle secure with original stops.
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From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.
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