Another argyle, Paul Storr, London, 1820, was in The Lillian and Morrie Moss Collection of Paul Storr Silver, cat. p.83, pl. 22. A silver coffee pot, Paul Storr, London, 1826, of similar style to the present argyle is illustrated in the Folger Coffee Company Collection of Antique English Silver Coffee Pots.
Argyles were popular from the middle of the 18th century but become rare by the time the current example was made, although occasional examples appear in silver and Sheffield plate and electroplate throughout the century. This example with its double skinned body is of the more complex type, the others having a heating rod compartment, or a base compartment for hot water.
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