A very rare English George III period tea & coffee biggin. The whole of oval form. The top lid to the percolator also fitting the pot. The oval pot is filled with water and heated from the stove below. The stove is complete and has a wick with fuel base. There are lids to stop steam and condensation, as well as the percolator funnel and coffee compressing lids. Working and watertight condition. The first English coffee machine. Frederick Bradbury in his History of Old Sheffield Plate, published in 1912, illustrates an almost identical example.
Complete and in mint original condition.
Overall height 332mm.
UK origin c. 1790
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