BARBOUR SILVER CO Victorian Silver Plate Tea/Coffee Pot, Embossed Dutch Figures
Exquisite Dutch Colonial Tea or Coffee Pot made by Barbour Silver Co., of Hartford, Ct. in the late 1800s or early 1900s. This appears to be silver plate over a copper base as tiny appearances of copper shows throughout particularly along the edges of hats and scrolls.
The main portion of this piece is fully covered with figures, trees, windmills, and scrolls in high relief. The handle and spout are gracefully decorated with lavish scrolls and coils. This has a windmill top with an artfully designed finial.
The bottom has the hallmark of a windmill between two smoking pipes, commonly used by the Barbour Silver Co., which later became part of International Silver. It is numbered 3175 and measures 9" in height.
This is in excellent condition and appears to have been well cared for. It has been in my possession for many years and I'm ready to pass it on to someone else who will appreciate its beauty.