Oval baluster-shaped coffeepot with domed oval, hinged lid topped by a cast oval medallion knop on a flared oval pedestal base; lower body is engraved on one side with a lengthy inscription presenting service from "The Parish of Whittingham & Neighbourhood" to "Mr. Joshua Crea" for his "Services as their Surgeon". Applied cast gadrooning punctuated by acanthus-framed shells and anthemions is at edge of stepped-ogee shoulder atop the seamed, incurved neck; ribbing around base. Spurred acanthus-topped, ear-shaped handle, rectangular in section, is pinned into thin insulators with an acanthus volute upper socket and tapered rectangular lower socket. Bellied S-curve spout has flat inside face and D-shaped, cyma-notched lip. Body perforated at spout. Six hallmarks are struck to right of handle. Part of a seven-piece service (including a padded urn cover or cozy), DL*66.0537A-G.
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Object Name
date made
1818 - 1819
presentation date
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ivory (insulators material)
overall: 25.7 cm x 14.1 cm x 12 cm; 10 1/8 in x 5 9/16 in x 4 3/4 in
overall: 10 1/4 in x 10 in x 5 in; 26.035 cm x 25.4 cm x 12.7 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Newcastle
place presented; place used
United Kingdom: England, Whittingham
place used
United Kingdom: England, Northumberland
United States: Wisconsin, Menomonie
United States: Minnesota, Lake Park
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. John H. Crea
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