Japanned conical coffeepot with a rounded, hinged lid topped by a small loop 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 an added triangular piece below its vertical folded seam and is perforated at spout. Painted decoration features a red, left-facing, kidney-shaped flower on curved red stem with green leaves; flower is accented by rows of yellow, alizarin and white dots above a fan of white and alizarin overtones, and is surrounded by yellow and green leaflets. Yellow and red brushwork covers lid and borders rim and base. Fine yellow strokes beneath spout. Mottled asphaltum background. No marks.
Attributed to one of the Filley Tinshops, located in Bloomfield, CT, Lansingburgh, NY, and Philadelphia, PA; with decoration painted by Edward Francis (d. 1826), who worked for the Filley family at all three shops.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1820 - 1825
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 8 9/16 in x 8 5/8 in x 6 3/16 in; 21.74875 cm x 21.9075 cm x 15.71625 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Bloomfield
United States: New York, Lansingburgh
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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