English Sterling Silver Maiden Coffee Pot & Stand 1802 X Paul Storr For SaleIMPORTANT ENGLISH GEORGE III STERLING SILVER EMPIRE COFFEE POT & STAND; WILLIAM FRISBEE, 1802; EX PARTNER PAUL STORR; EXCELLENT CONDITION; 57 OUNCES
We are pleased to offer this exceptional George III Empire style coffee pot on stand. With wagging tongue lion family crest.
A near identical c1815 Paul Storr coffee and stand is illustrated in dozens of reference texts. Including Waldron page 295.
The fact that this set is identical to ones from Paul Storr is not surprising. Given that the maker, William Frisbee, was in partnership with Storr from 1792 to 1798.
Many examples from Frisbee in major collections. Two in the Clark Art collection, both flatware.
The coffee pot in trumpet form.
Like Storr's set fashioned after ancient Roman or Greek oil lamps.
Centre with unique thin panel band, set in streaming leaf frame.
Well cast cover, with raised leaf frame bud form finial.
Upturned spout rising from swirling anthemion on satin mount.
Boldly cast classical maiden head, set above ebony (?) handle. The maiden with rich, full, hauntingly life like detail.
Lower handle with unique cork screw rolled terminal.
Atop original hallmarked base. Star burst florette and drop ring handles. Conforming streaming leaf detail.
Original hallmarked urn form burner, with matching wagging tongue lion head crest.
The stand itself atop slender feathered acanthus cap lion paw and claw feet. < P> This important 1802 Empire maiden head coffee pot on stand is 12 3/4 inches tall.
Exceptionally thick heavy guage sterling 57 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked as shown, all three pieces.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. The interior of coffee free of discoloration as if never used. The maiden head to handle and anthemion and streaming leaf retain their original crisp detail. Handle secure and with rich mellow surface. Retains original burner. Few tiny scuffs and very tiny, shallow bumps.
For the discerning collector of the finest George III silver. Focused upon the most unique designs. An exceptional 1802 English sterling silver Empire coffee pot on matching stand. A near identical c1815 set crafted by Paul Storr. Excellent condition.
If this set were from Storr it would sell for $9000. USD or more.
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