An exquisite and rare 19th Century (1880s) historically important American antique sterling silver chocolate pot by Bigelow, Kennard & Co. of Boston, MA. A magnificent vintage sterling silver chocolate pot that is in practically pristine condition, and WITHOUT MONOGRAMS. Note: No hole in lid for stirring the chocolate!
Maker: BIGELOW, KENNARD & CO.
Made in: U.S.A.
Style: French Louis XIV
Engraved: BIGELOW, KENNARD & CO., MAKERS STERLING
Etched: c9881 (D?) w p (or â€œr) 1/11656 (in other direction)
Description: NO MONOGRAMS! A demitasse pot that has a pear-form bowl and gadroon design encircling its lower half; and the same gadroon design around the lid. Each of the four French legs has a fluted design on top. The ebony finial is topped with a tiny sterling sphere, and matches the side ebonized handle. The handleâ€™s base is solid silver and the ebony handle is intricately carved with a turned handle and small ball at the tip made of ebony. The spout has a face on top with etched animated hair, eyes and nose. The whole spout in fluted and ornately designed with acanthus leaves at its base.
Dimensions: Bowl is 12 ½â€ Circumference; Approx. 6 inches from spout to end of handle, and 7 ½â€ inches tall.
Weight: Silver Weight unknown; however, Standard Weight is 17 ounces or 481.94 grams.
Shipping: FREE using Registered Airmail; insurance included.
Excellent Vintage Condition! There is no damage! No dents, splits, breaks, holes, major stratches, and no repairs. The lid and handle is tight to the body. The pot is clean on the interior and ready to use.
This item is approximately 122 years old and has a few very minor hair thin stratches (just noticed), which takes a very close-up look to see. This is natural and expected with silver of this age. Anything that may significantly affect its value will be noted in thesale description.
The current owner has owned it over 30 years, using it only about 2 or three times. Acquired in the mid 1970s, it is a true collectorâ€™s item. Perfect for a gift and excellent for â€œpersonalâ€ use, if not to add to an existing set. Please feel free to contact us, if you should have any questions or need additional information.
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