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Raised circular urn-shape coffeepot with double-flared or -trumpeted, hinged lid topped by a large cast ball on a flared circular pedestal atop a square base with applied sides; one side of body is engraved with a large shaded foliate script "G". Beading at edges of lid, base of short, incurved neck, top and bottom of pedestal, face and back of the upright, angular bellied S-curve spout and at tops of the cylindrical sockets, into which is pinned a C-curve handle with scrolled waterleaf. Body perforated at spout. Base underside is struck twice "WILLIAMSON" in raised roman letters in a rectangle. Centerpunch on underside of body. Part of a six-piece coffee and tea service, DL*037807-DL*037812.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1797
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
place used
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 12 1/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 30.7975 cm x 26.3525 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Harriet A. Keen
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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