OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE
Height 8 inches.
Footed body with reeded lower section and gadrooned band. Hinged lid with reeded design, repeated on the finial.Boxwood handle. Some loss to plating on the reeded section.
A coffee biggin was a filtration coffee pot.
The pot was fitted with a muslin bag,
The form is sometimes thought to have been invented by a Mr Biggin but conical cloth filtering cones called "biggins" had been in use since Tudor times for clarifying wine and fruit juice
Star mark struck twice.
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