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Raised oval urn-shape coffeepot with a high-domed, hinged cover topped by a cast urn finial and an 11-lobed lower body on an oval flared and stepped pedestal base. Gadrooned molding at top and bottom of concave shoulder. Spurred right-angle, C-curve handle is pinned into conical sockets. S-curve spout has D-shaped lip; body has one large opening at spout. Seamed foot is struck on opposite sides "JA" in an oval and "JAdam" in a stepped rectangle, both in raised script. Inside back shoulder (near handle) is scratched "X". Centerpunch on underside of body.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1815
place made
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 10 3/4 in x 12 5/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 27.305 cm x 32.0675 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Arthur Michael
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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