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Japanned, conical coffeepot on flared foot with a domed, hinged lid topped by small brass button knop and a crooked gooseneck spout opposite a reinforced, tapered strap handle with small arched thumbpiece. Wire-rimmed body has an added triangular piece below its vertical folded seam and one hole at spout. Painted decoration features three orange-red and medium yellow stylized flowers overpainted with alizarin and separated by palmate green leaves; all detailed in black and set against an underlying, semitransparent white circle bordered by yellow brushwork. A yellow band with black overstrokes circles rim. Yellow brushwork around foot and on lid, including eight petals or rays encircling the knop. "1891" is scratched through paint on underside; "Oct. 1891" and other indecipherable writing possibly scratched in paint near edge of base.
Attributed to the Pennsylvania Filley Tinshop of Philadelphia, PA, circa 1818-1853.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1818-1853
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 10 11/16 in x 10 3/8 in x 6 3/8 in; 27.14625 cm x 26.3525 cm x 16.1925 cm
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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