C1810 Paris Empire Silver Coffee Pot
This is an excellent 950 silver standard (above sterling) French Empire coffee pot. It was made in the rue de la Coutellerie Paris, by Philippe-Jean-Baptiste Huguet. The standard hallmark is very rubbed but enough rooster tailfeathers are visible to be certain it is 950 standard. The guaranty mark is clear: for 1809-1819. The maker's mark is clear and on the base of the pot. It stands on three legs terminating in loin's paws, and has a wonderful spout in the form of an eagle. It weighs 836 grams and stands 31 cm tall. Rue de la Coutellerie is a small diagonal street that is close to Paris' town hall, now an unattractive copy of the Renaissance one burnt to the ground in 1871.
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