Large conical coffeepot with low-domed, hinged lid topped by a black-painted wooden mushroom knop and D- or ear-shaped strap handle opposite an inset, folded-edge, V-shaped spout; one large opening in body at spout. Three-piece body with molded midband is made in two halves with vertical folded seams; flat bottom has a folded edge. Both spout and handle are soft-soldered in place. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1850-1875
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
wood (knop material)
paint (knop material)
overall: 10 1/4 in x 9 3/4 in x 8 1/8 in; 26.035 cm x 24.765 cm x 20.6375 cm
place made
United States
place used
United States: California
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
Household Tools and Equipment
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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