Only introduced into the Britain in the mid-17th century, coffee became fashionable in country houses from the early 18th century. Silversmiths were quick to see the opportunity for making drinking accessories for this new fashionable beverage
Coffee pot. A George II plain silver coffee pot of slightly pear shaped form, on a spreading foot, curved spout chased with a leaf, and hinged domed cover with acorn finial. Sharply curved ebony handle. Maker's mark indistinct, 1755.
Given by Phillip Yorke III (1905-1978) along with the estate, house and contents to the National Trust in 1973