A Rare Cased Queen Elizabeth II Hallmarked Sterling Silver Gilt Dallah Coffee Pot by George Grant MacDonald. The Coffee Pot is 12 1/2" in height and 11 1/2" in length (handle to spout) and a diameter to the base of 4 1/8. The Coffee Pot has a substantial weight of 42.0 oz or 1,190 grams. The Coffee Pot is simply Stunning standing on a flat circular base with an excellent shape to the body with a beautiful long curved spout and a textured shaped handle and hinge with the body and lid having a superb embossed design with the Arms of Qatar to one side.
The Coffee Pot has Quality Bright Gilt finish to both the outside and inside. The Fitted Case is 14 1/8" in length with a width of 13 1/8" and a height of 5 7/8 beautifully fitted inside to hold the Coffee Pot with a padded silk lining to the lid and also bearing the Arms of Qatar. George Grant Macdonald was born in London in 1947. At 14 Grant Macdonald went to the small jewellery workshop of one of his father's patients and ended up making a small silver spoon and he was hooked.Studied at the Central School and Sir John Cass College until 1969 and then set up a small workshop with Paul Podolsky in Albion Street which gradually expanded. It was here in the early 1970's that he pioneered a process of electro-texturing, a method of electroplating under controlled conditions to produce various types of texture and nodulant surfaces, relating to the form of the underlying metal. As a production decoration it could be used on a wide variety of silver items, from cufflinks to goblets, keeping trade costs attractive to retailers. In 1976 he took over Gerald Benney's Bear Lane workshops when Benney moved out to Berkshire. To keep his large workforce going he first relied on the American market but in 1979 MacDonald received an enquiry from a palace in the Middle East which opened up a whole new market for him.
The Gulf States would then become the backbone of his business, making luxurious royal gifts in gold and silver using traditional patterns of a particular country on new designs. By now his Southwark studio workshop had 20 employees combing traditional crafts with new industrial skills. Grant Macdonald had an exhibition in the Silver Gallery at the V & A in 1997 and was elected a member of the Court of Assistants of the Goldsmith's Company in 2000.In 1998 he completed a one and a half ton, eighteen foot high Cross and Orb to go on top of the rebuilt Dresden Cathedral. He has recently opened a shop in Dubai and his collection for Aston Martin can be found in Harrods. In 2016 Grant became a Royal Warrant holder for HRH Prince of Wales. His work is also found at 10 Downing Street, Lichfield Cathedral and over 20 City Livery Companies. The Coffee Pot is in Excellent Condition.
The Hallmarks to the base are. Lion Passant - Sterling Mark. Town Mark - Leopards Head - London. Date Letter - b - 2001. With the inside of the lid also hallmarked 925.
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