Coffeepot

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1809 - 1819
maker
Cahier, Jean-Charles
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
place used
Rossiya
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
ebony (knop, handle material)
brass (tag material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
DL*59.2346A
catalog number
59.2346A
accession number
226997
collector/donor number
72
Credit Line
Gift of Colonel William E. Shipp
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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