Coffeepot

Description
Raised, baluster- or pear-shaped coffeepot with a double-domed, hinged lid topped by a cast knop on a short, incurved and domed circular foot; body is engraved with a heraldic device of a coat of arms in foliate-scroll reserve surmounted by a crest of a bear's or lion's gamb or paw on wreath. S-curve spout has scalloped base and graduated beads on upper back and front. Spurred, S-curve handle is pinned into an upper socket with pendant shell and drop and a split-scroll lower socket with diamond- or lozenge-shaped plate. Single hole in body at spout. Underside of rounded bottom is struck with four hallmarks, "WC" in raised serif letters in a rectangular surround overstriking the centerpoint, a lion passant guardant in shield, and two illegible date letters. Inside of lid also struck with a lion passant guardant in shield.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1775
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
place used
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
Physical Description
silver (body; lid material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 11 1/2 in x 9 in x 4 3/8 in; 29.21 cm x 22.86 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
DL.62.0007
catalog number
62.0007
accession number
236641
Credit Line
Gift of Charles C. Sinclair
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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