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Very rare bright cut engraved pewter coffee pot, which like the three other known examples is unmarked as to maker, and all are dated c1760-80. Pewter baluster shaped coffee pots from the 18th century are rare, and only two decorated examples are known (the other formerly in the collection of the late 'Bud' Swain). Made of cast pewter soldered together, and not Britannia Metal although the bright cut engraved decoration might at first sight seem like that typically done to BM wares from Sheffield. The domed lid with bold finial is decorated as is the spout, body, and foot. Note the small hole to the lid is not damage but a deliberate feature to allow steam to escape.  In excellent condition, with light-grey original surface patina, but note the original fruitwood handle has a chip missing from the thumbrest, and the finial has a slight 'lean'.  There are two closely related undecorated examples from the collections of the late David Lamb (see Journal of the Pewter Society Autumn 1993 p69), and the Colonial Williamsburg (see page 267 #349 of their catalogue). 11¼" tall with 4" base diameter. 1054g weight. REF: C3829