Japanned conical coffeepot with low-domed, hinged lid topped by a small 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 grooved band near top, an added triangular piece below its vertical folded seam, and is perforated at spout. Vibrant painted decoration features a right-facing, red and yellow, scalloped fanlike flower encircled by shaded or fingered-off fruits of blue, red orange and yellow, all detailed in black and set against an underlying, semitransparent white circle. Yellow brushwork borders rim and covers lid. No marks.
Attributed to the Harvey Filley Tinshop of Philadelphia, PA, circa 1818-1853.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1818 - 1853
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 9 1/16 in x 9 1/4 in x 6 1/16 in; 23.01875 cm x 23.495 cm x 15.39875 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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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