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Urn-shaped coffeepot, oval in section, on flared pedestal base with trumpet-shaped, hinged oval lid topped by a cast urn; one side of body is engraved with a shaded, foliate script "R". Cast serpentine-lobed rim and reeded foot have leafy volutes springing from shells; chased and engraved pairs of leafy scrolls enclosing five-petaled flowers encircle incurved neck, body and base. Tight C-curve handle is pinned into thin, reeded ivory insulators and flared sockets. Body perforated at shallow S-curve spout. Underside of base struck incuse "STERLING" at one end, "3998/74" at the other, and with a diamond-quatrefoil-diamond motif along one side. From a seven-piece coffee and tea service, 1991.0352.01-.07.
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date made
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United States: New York, New York
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United States: New York, Yonkers
United States: New York, Pelham
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ivory (insulators material)
overall: 10 in x 12 1/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 25.4 cm x 30.7975 cm x 11.1125 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Nancy Rowan Hutchinson and John L. and Marguerite W. Rowan
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Data Source
National Museum of American History