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On the 26th of January a remarkable piece of Murch Silver comes up for auction in London estimated at a value of £3-5,000. The description on Elmwoods Auctioneers website reads:
A rare antique George I Provincial West Country Sterling Silver coffee pot by John Murch I of Plymouth & Tiverton, hallmarked for Exeter 1725. The tapering, cylindrical body on a flat base with stepped border, with a faceted spout and scrolling wooden handle fitted to the side. The piece has a domed hinged lid and features an engraved baroque armorial to the body. Height 24.5cm / 9.75". Gross weight 660g / 21.25 troy oz.
If you want to bid you can do so on thesaleroom.com website. Please let us know if you are successful. It would be wonderful if this terrific piece could remain in Murch ownership.
Good luck bidding.
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