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Coffee Pot, Burner and Stand

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1996M1
Collection:Applied Art - Silver
Date:1769 - 1770

Maker Information

Attributed to:James Wyatt - View biography for James Wyatt
Manufacturer:Boulton & Fothergill - View history


This coffee pot is one of very few surviving pieces of Chester hallmarked silver by Boulton & Fothergill. They faced great difficulties in transporting their silver to Chester, the nearest assay office, for hallmarking. Boulton vowed never to go into large scale silverware production until an assay office was opened in Birmingham. After a two year campaign the Birmingham Assay Office opened in 1773.

Purchased with the assistance of the MGC/VandA Purchase Grant Fund, and the National Art Collections Fund.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
Medium:Sterling silver body, with cane handle, and ebonised wood in base.
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England


Height:378 mm