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Antique Hester Bateman Silver Coffee Pot 1777

Hester Bateman | Coffee Pot | Antique Silver Coffee Pot | Ref. no. 06738 | Regent Antiques Sold

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This is a wonderful Georgian sterling silver coffee pot by the celebrated silversmith, Hester Bateman.

Elegantly proportioned and crafted to perfection, this exquisite piece features a scrolled wood handle and hinged lid with urn finial; the lid border has beaded detailing, echoed in the pot’s flared base. The coffee-pot spout is adorned with sterling silver acanthus leaf.

This highly collectable antique silver coffee pot bears hallmarks for London 1775 and Hester Bateman’s maker’s mark, ‘H B’. You can see these stamped on the coffee-pot base and inner lip of the lid. This piece is in excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair.

It is beautifully made in sterling silver and there is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece sought after by any discerning collector. A coffee pot similar in design made by Hester Bateman in 1773–1774 resides in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

More About Hester Bateman

Hester Bateman (1708–1794) known as the ‘Queen of British Silversmiths’, was a world-renowned silversmith of the Georgian period. When her husband died, he left his tools to Hester. She continued the family business in central London for the next thirty years, which thrived as she invested in new machinery to work fine detailing into sheet silver. The family specialised in classically inspired household silverware, which included tea caddies, cutlery, salt- and pepper-pots and inkwells.

Ms Bateman was succeeded in turn by her sons, grandson and great-grandson, and their successful business ran until the middle of the nineteenth century.

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 29 x Width 22 x Depth 12 & Weight 29 troy oz

Dimensions in inches:

Height 11 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 5 inches & Weight 0.90 kg

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 06738

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