Silvered metal “à la Belloy” coffee pot. French Restoration period


Silvered metal “à la Belloy” coffee pot with gadroons. Ebonized wood handle. Cover with acorn finial.

Silversmith : J.N. Nuffeur
French Restoration period.

Height : 26cm (10-1/4in). – Length : 21cm (8-1/4in).

J.N. Nuffeur worked at the store « Plaqueur : fabriquant de doublé d’or et d’argent; vaisselle, flambeaux, écritoires » 4, rue du cul de Sac Saint-Pierre, registered in 1818.
Jean Baptiste de Belloy, archbishop of Paris invented in 1800 a new system for making coffee using a coffee filter - drip brewing -. A two-level pot system with a first pot holding coffee in an upper compartment into which boiling water was poured, to drain through holes in the bottom of the compartment into the coffee pot below. Coffee was then dispensed from a spout on the side of the pot. This was a small revolution compared to the infusion process used before as it was for tea.

Condition report : Very minor wear to silvering. Small bumps to the spout.

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  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Height in cm : 26 cm
  • Width in cm : 21 cm
  • Depth in cm : 10 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2015011077