BALTIMORE SILVER ‘ARMORIAL’ COFFEEPOT AND COVER, P.B. SADTLER & SONS, ACT. 1837-1923.
Sold: $1,652 ($1,400)
Reserved on one side with the crest of an arm with flag in hand, the whole chased and repousse with Italianate houses, churches and a tower on a matte ground and above a border of upright leaves, the foot with floral sprays and the matching cover with bud finial, the angular handle cast with a ram’s mask thumbrest and ending in floral terminals, marked “P.B. SADTLER” and “STERLING” incuse. 34 oz. Height 12 ½ inches.This coffeepot illustrates how difficult it can be to identify the repousse work of individual Baltimore silversmiths at this time. Similar coffeepots to the offered lot with identical handles are discussed and illustrated in Jennifer Faulds Goldsborough, “Silver in Maryland,” one by Samuel Kirk & Son, p. 149, n. 173; one by Andrew Ellicott Warner, p. 213, n. 306; and an unmarked example, p. 234, n. 358.