Only suitable for sale within the UK, due to the ivory content in the handle heat spacers. This item has been registered for exemption under the new Ivory Act and is legal to sell. We are happy for the registration number (FNGT7WZX) to be checked with the Animal & Plant Health Agency.
Georgian, George III, silver coffee biggin with part fluted detail and raised on a circular foot. The domed cover features a fluted knop and part fluted detail. The rim of the biggin is gadrooned. Crested to one side with the image of a dragon, or griffin. Coffee biggins were designed to hold a purpose made mesh filter suspended from a metal ring placed on the inner rim inside the body of the biggin.
In excellent order with light surface wear, commensurate with age. Traces of solder to the underside of the base.
Hallmarked to the body and cover for London 1815 by Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard I. The makers marks are partly rubbed, but legible.
Approximate weight is 729 grams or 23.4 troy ounces.
Approximate dimensions are 20 cm height, 19 cm length and 11 cm depth.
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