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Small, silver-gilt or vermeil coffeepot with ovoid body and tall incurved neck on a short, flared, circular pedestal base; flat hinged lid is topped by an ebony knop. Applied decoration includes two cast circular floral wreaths on body, die-rolled bands of scroll-outlined waterleaves at top of neck below its everted, ribbed rim and of pointed leaves and single buds at shoulder and base, and beading at middle of pedestal and shallow S-curve spout with plain upper half and fluted lower half. High, tapered C-curve handle is pinned into two circular rosettes at top and an elongated conical socket at bottom. Brass tag stamped "3326" is wired to handle. Inside lid, neck and exterior of foot are struck with a total of seven hallmarks. Underside of foot is incised "7- o/o -1/2 \ 9." Part of a five-piece service, DL*59.2346A-E.
Currently not on view
date made
1809 - 1819
Cahier, Jean-Charles
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
place used
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
ebony (knop, handle material)
brass (tag material)
overall: 6 1/4 in x 4 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 11.1125 cm x 6.35 cm
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catalog number
accession number
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Credit Line
Gift of Colonel William E. Shipp
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Data Source
National Museum of American History