A good provincial antique sterling silver chocolate pot with straight tapering sides and simple shaped wooden handle. Nice plain style. Excellent colour. The top finial is removable so that the chocolate can be stirred. To the front there is a fine contemporary armorial. Contains 1,050 ml. Weight 1011 grams, 32.5 troy ounces. Height 25 cms. Spread 22 cms. Diameter of base 13 cms. Newcastle 1727. Maker Robert Makepiece I.
This rare antique silver pot is in excellent condition with no restoration. Excellent colour. The silver marks on the base of the pot, although a little rubbed, are still in good condition, the lid is unmarked which is quite usual for provincial pieces of this date. There is a bit of wear to the armorial but it is still very readable. There is a minor crease/dent mark on the back which is too faint to photograph. The mark on the inside of the pot is where the top of the handle has been pushed in a bit – this cannot be seen from the outside and the handle is very secure. We have tested this pot with water, there is no leakage and it pours very well.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.