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An exceptionally rare George III "Bachelor" Coffee Jug made in London in 1785 by Wakelin & Taylor.

As with the previous item, the Coffee Jug is modelled in the rare "Bachelor" size. Although Bachelor Teapots are often seen, it is most unusual to see coffee pots or jugs in this size. This piece stands on a circular spreading foot decorated with a corded border. The unusual "bellied" main body rises to a slender neck and unusual fluted sparrow beak pouring spout. The hinged cover has a corded edge and is slightly domed, terminating in an acorn finial. The scroll handle is covered with a wicker binding and the front of the main body is engraved with a contemporary Crest. This piece is in excellent condition and is fully marked on the base, including the incuse duty mark only used in 1784 and 1785. The cover is marked with a clear sterling and maker's mark. This piece is of the finest quality as would be expected from these Royally patronised silversmiths. A rare piece.

Height: 6.25 inches, 15.63cm.
Diameter at the widest point of the main body: 3.5 inches.
Weight: 11oz.


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