Antique Victorian Silver Plated Bachelors Coffee Set (John Gilbert & Co, c1880)

Antique Victorian Silver Plated Bachelors Coffee Set (John Gilbert & Co, c1880)

SKU: 0070

A rare example of an antique Victorian silver plated bachelors coffee set (possibly in the style of Christopher Dresser). The set consists of a coffee pot, a cream jug & a sugar bowl all in a small size as intended to be used by a single person. Each piece is of oval plain tapering form with the coffee pot having a wicker covered scrolled handle, pouring spout & box joint hinged lid. The sugar bowl has a scrolled handle on either side & the cream jug has a matching handle & pouring spout. Stamped on the underside with the makers mark. Lovely collectors item.



John Gilbert & Co Ltd

Birmingham & London, England. 

Active from 1812 as 'Old Sheffield' maker. The firm was listed at 28 Legge Street,7 & 8 Bath Rw and 83-85 Ryland Street, Birmingham. In 1865 was listed as silversmith and electroplater at Ryland Street North, Birmingham with office at 25 Ely Place, Holborn, London. In c. 1880 the firm was converted into a limited liability company under the style of John Gilbert & Co Ltd. Not yet enlightened relationships with Joseph Gilbert and the attribution of marks is hypothetical.



787 grams



L x W x H

Coffee Pot : - 158mm x 82mm x 150mm



Excellent condition with light surface marks that are consistent with genuine age, use & polishing. There is one very minor ding on either & some of the surface scratches are just a little heavy, but only to be expected on a set this age. There is no loss of silver plating.


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