Coffee Pot; John Sherwood & Sons; c. 1895; 017/029


Moruya and District Historical Society Museum


Coffee Pot

About this object

Silver plated coffee pot or water jug made by John Sherwood and Sons of Birmingham C.1895. The pot is cylindrical in shape. The pot has a hinged lid and and a hollow base.


John Sherwood & Sons

Maker Role


Date Made

c. 1895

Place Made

Birmingham, UK

Inscription and Marks

Presented To
The Eurobodalla Shire Council
E.M. Mort
28 March. 1911

Manufacturer's Marks:
Three marks - the J.S, & S stands for for John Sherwood and Sons. This version of the mark was used between 1865 and 1913 and the mark next to it represents a beaver which was also used as a trade mark by this company.
The third plate mark, a crown in a cartouche. was designed to look very similar to a Sheffield Assay mark that was normally appears on Stirling silver items. This was an extremely common marketing ploy of the time.
Use of the crown mark on plate items was made illegal in 1896 therefore the coffee pot predates this time.


22cms (at greatest width - from handle to spout)
27 cms (height from base to top of lid))
16 cms ( diameter of base)

Subject and Association Keywords

Eurobodalla Shire Council

Subject and Association Keywords

Mort family

Credit Line

Donated by the Eurobodalla Shire Council

Object number


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