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C1810 Paris Empire Silver Coffee Pot

$2,950.00


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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