Coffeepot

Description:

Small, silver-gilt or vermeil coffeepot with ovoid body and tall incurved neck on a short, flared, circular pedestal base; flat hinged lid is topped by an ebony knop. Applied decoration includes two cast circular floral wreaths on body, die-rolled bands of scroll-outlined waterleaves at top of neck below its everted, ribbed rim and of pointed leaves and single buds at shoulder and base, and beading at middle of pedestal and shallow S-curve spout with plain upper half and fluted lower half. High, tapered C-curve handle is pinned into two circular rosettes at top and an elongated conical socket at bottom. Brass tag stamped "3326" is wired to handle. Inside lid, neck and exterior of foot are struck with a total of seven hallmarks. Underside of foot is incised "7- o/o -1/2 \ 9." Part of a five-piece service, DL*59.2346A-E.

Date Made: 1809 - 1819

Maker: Cahier, Jean-Charles

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, ParisPlace Used: Russia

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Credit Line: Gift of Colonel William E. Shipp

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.59.2346ACatalog Number: 59.2346AAccession Number: 226997Collector/Donor Number: 72

Object Name: coffeepot

Physical Description: silver (overall material)gold (overall material)ebony (knop, handle material)brass (tag material)Measurements: overall: 6 1/4 in x 4 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 11.1125 cm x 6.35 cm

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Record Id: nmah_300029

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