18th Century Antique George III Sterling Silver Coffee Jug London 1779 John Scofield

£ 2,250.00

A stylish John Scofield coffee jug.

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Description

A beautiful 18th century large silver coffee jug plain formed in design with applied bead borders for highlights.  The hinged lid is crowned with a stylish thumb piece and the centre front has a contemporary armorial for importance.

 

Weight:  21.5 troy ounces/671 grams

Height:  13 inches/33cm

Width:  6 inches/15cm

Condition:  Very good.  Timed aged wear to the armorial.

Note:  These are now also used as wine jugs.

£2250

Although widely known as Schofield, both clerks entry and signature are recored as Scofield.  No record of apprenticeship or freedom, which with a maker who occupied such a prominent position in the plate working of the late part of the 18th century is tantalising.  First mark entered as plate worker, in partnership with Robert Jones, 10th February 1776: address 40 Bartholomew Close.  Second mark alone 13th January 1778.  In his candlesticks and candelabra Scofield displays a high degree of elegant designs executed with impeccable craftsmanship, which rivals at best the beautiful workmanship of all the highly renowned silversmiths of this period.  In fact if John Scofield decided to work in a much more ornate and elaborate manner the quality would almost certainly rival Paul Storr and Paul de Lamerie.