Offered is a gorgeous estate found antique French Louis Philippe period. 950 sterling silver coffee pot or teapot, circa 1838 made by Parisian silversmith Louis DUPRÉ (registered 1827).
Classic'marabout' baluster shape on elaborate cast hollow feet, cast spout and finial. This pot appears to have been fully gilded at one time, and slight traces of gilding discernible near the cast details, with gilded interior still intact, and a hand carved wood handle. 950 silver 1st standard on the neck, and maker's mark for L. DUPRÉ as depicted on the bottom. This sumptuous piece exudes history, luxury, and quality.
Condition: good "Estate found" condition, with clean gilded interior and secure handle. A few dings here and there (primarily on the underside - enlarge photos to see) as one would expect from a used item nearly 200 years old. Surface scratches/ patina/ tarnish commensurate with age and use. See photos as part of the description, and enlarge them to best assess condition. Teapot: 9" tall X 5" deep X 7 handle to spout.
Weight: 550 grams including handle. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "madluxe" and is located in this country: US.
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