THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
AN UNUSUAL IRISH SILVER FOOTED COFFEE POT, ROBERT CALDERWOOD, DUBLIN, 1728
tall tapered cylindrical on stepped feet below base moulding, engraved with arms in baroque cartouche, bell-form finial
marked on body, no cover mark
32 oz gross
height 10½ in.
A small split on opening seam in the inside cover rim. There is a patch on the opposite side to the coat of arms.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Sotheby's, London, February 9, 1989
S.J. Shrubsole, New York, 1994
A similar coffee pot on three feet by Thomas Williamson, Dublin, circa 1735 from the Folger Coffee Company collection, is illustrated in Douglas Bennet, Irish Georgian Silver, p. 96, fig. 41.