William III miniature coffee pot by Edward Hunsdon (London 1699) – $4800 (£3700) at Sotheby’s sale of the Vogel collection.

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Key to the appeal of this William III miniature coffee pot by the Carey Lane smallworker Edward Hunsdon (London 1699) was its distinctive conical cover.

The two known full-sized vessels of this shape, hallmarked 1670 and 1681, are the earliest surviving English coffee or teapots.

This one, measuring just 2½in (6cm) high, had been acquired from Shrubsole in 1986. It took $4800 (£3700).