Fine Early Louis XV Old Standard (.958) Silver Cafetiere Marabout marked Paris, 1732, by Guillaume Ledoux (Master 1705; died 1751), the pear-shaped body with spiral-fluting with chased and pricked wave-banding at the top and base, the front decorated with a fine repousse rococo cartouche with shells, waves, bulrushes, flowers, prawns, fish, dolphins and putti fishing with tridents all centering ducal arms, with molded rim and "duck's beak" spout, the hinged domed lid with flower bud finial and rocaille billet, with crested ebony handle, h. 8-1/4", dia. 6", l. 7-3/4", 33.11 t. oz.. A very similar 1747 coffeepot by the same maker is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; see also Christie's Paris, Sale 5622, April 13, 2010, lot 96, for another near-identical 1732 piece by Ledoux.
Overall Condition: Very Good. The repousse work shows wear to the details, and there are the expected light scuffs and scratches throughout, but otherwise no condition issues noted. The handle is a later replacement. Marked (on the underside of the body and underside of the lid) with 1) the charge mark ("A") of of fermier Hubert Louvet, 1732-1738; 2) the jurande mark "Q", 1731-1732; and 3) maker's mark "GLD" of Germain Ledoux; with (on the rim) the decharge mark (a horse) of fermier Hubert Louvet, 1732-1738.