Coffeepot

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coffeepot
date made
ca 1815
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
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
place made
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
ID Number
DL*383457
catalog number
383457
accession number
162866
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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