Japanned conical coffeepot with low-domed, hinged lid attached by a scroll-ended, triangular strap. Reinforced, tapered D- or ear-shaped strap handle is opposite of the straight, tapered, soft-soldered lapped-seam spout with two molded bands; flat bottom with projecting, folded edge. Wire-rimmed body has molded band near top, two added triangular pieces below its vertical folded seam, and is perforated at spout. Painted decoration features a left-leaning, four-petaled, red crab flower with yellow, white and alizarin overtones encircled by two, five-petaled, blue flowers with dotted yellow centers, and shaded or fingered-off peaches. Solid green leaves, yellow leaflets and yellow brushwork border rim and cover lid. No marks.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1830 - 1850
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 8 5/8 in x 10 in x 7 7/8 in; 21.9075 cm x 25.4 cm x 20.0025 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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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