Raised, rectangular, boat-shaped coffeepot on short flared rectangular base with four ball feet; engraved on one side with a wreath of oak leaves and acorns above the inscription "Com. O.H.PERRY / CONQUERED the ENEMY, on LAKE ERIE, / Septem. 10\th/. 1813.", and on the other "PRESENTED / by the Citizens of / BOSTON." Domed and flared rectangular hinged lid is topped by a cast rectangular finial; matching upper body connects to the stepped-ogee top portion of the bulbous lower body by a die-rolled band of roses. Gadrooning at middle of finial, edge of base, and tops of both rectangular handle sockets; die-rolled band of eight-petaled flowers at rectangular rim. C-curve handle carved with volute for top and band of pointed leaves at base. Flat-sided S-curve spout with oval shell on its square lip. Underside of rounded bottom struck "Churchill & / Treadwell" in raised roman letters in a rectangle below centerpoint. One end of finial pushed down. Few dents in body. Part of tea and coffee service, 1985.0121.01-.07.
Maker is Jesse Churchill (1773-1819) and Daniel Treadwell (1791-1872) of Boston, MA; dates in partnership given as 1805-1813.and 1809-1819.
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