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Compressed globular coffeepot with tall, plain, incurved neck topped by a heavy, cast floral rim on four cast paw feet. Body has chased and repousse lobes alternating in width and scrollwork decoration; matching, domed, hinged lid with flared edge has cast circular floral knob. Spurred C- and S-curve ivory handle is pinned into spiral-scrolled sockets. S-curve spout has elongated D-shaped lip, faceted face and round belly; body perforated at spout. Underside of set-in flat bottom is struck with an incuse serif "R" at center and incised "No" in script. Part of a four-piece coffee and tea service, DL*387944A-D.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1835
place made
United States
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ivory (handle material)
overall: 7 3/4 in x 10 3/8 in x 6 3/4 in; 19.685 cm x 26.3525 cm x 17.145 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of Amy Wetmore May
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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