Coffeepot

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Description
Japanned conical coffeepot with low-domed, hinged lid topped by a small tight scroll at front. Tapered D- or ear-shaped strap handle is opposite of the straight, tapered, soft-soldered lapped-seam spout; flat bottom with projecting, folded edge. Wire-rimmed body has a grooved band near top, an added triangular piece below its vertical folded seam, and is perforated at spout. Later, darkened varnish obscures painted decoration, which features overlapping fruit and flower motifs, several shaded or fingered-off; all detailed in black and set against an underlying, semitransparent white circle. Yellow brushwork borders rim and covers lid. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1818 - 1853
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 9 1/8 in x 6 in; 22.86 cm x 23.1775 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
1977.1227.02
accession number
1977.1227
catalog number
1977.1227.02
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John H. Murray
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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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