Silver coffee pot with heater and stand

Coffee pot with heater and stand, owned by Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson (1758-1805).

Oval coffee pot with a domed hinged lid with an urn finial. The body has reeded edges and a wooden handle, and one side is engraved with Nelson's coat of arms with a baron's coronet and mottoes 'PALMAM QUI MERUIT FERAT' and 'TRIA IUNCTA IN UNO'. This unusual double version of the arms incorporates on the sinister side the Woolward arms of his wife Frances. On the other side is a baron's coronet and his 'San Josef' and chelengk crests. Inside the pot is a muslin bag with a silver rim. The coffee pot is on a four-legged silver stand with ball and claw feet, and there is a spirit burner with the 'San Josef' crest on one side and the chelengk crest on the other. The cover of this heater has two baron's coronets.

Object Details

ID: PLT0120
Collection: Decorative art
Type: Coffee pot
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Hennell, David; Hennell, Robert
Date made: 1799; 1799-1800
Exhibition: The Atlantic: Slavery, Trade, Empire; Trade and Commerce
People: Nelson, Horatio; Nelson, Horatio
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Measurements: coffee pot: 240 x 115 x 220 mm; coffee pot stand: 120 x 110 x 100 mm; coffee pot on stand height: 320 mm
Parts: Silver coffee pot with heater and stand

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