Raised double-bellied coffeepot with domed, hinged lid topped by a cast swan, its head down and wings outstretched, on a flared pedestal of overlapping waterleaves or acanthus atop a flat circular base. Four, freestanding, upward-curved lobes are mounted to the high C-loop cylindrical handle, which is pinned into ivory insulators and flared circular ruffled sockets, while a cast sea creature rides the short, acanthus-covered, bellied spout. Chased and repousse clusters and swags of fruit encircle the flat shoulder and upper body above two scenes of winged putti riding chariots, one pulled by a pair of griffins and the other by lions; neoclassical arabesques with birds and circular masks at bottom. Cover is engraved in front of swan with McKim crest above the gothic or Old English letters "H M\c K". Outside of base struck with maker's mark and Baltimore Assay Office marks. No centerpunch. From tea and coffee service, DL*382527-DL*382529.

Date Made: 1828

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Maryland, Baltimore

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. William Duncan McKim

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.382528Catalog Number: 382528Accession Number: 161740

Object Name: coffeepot

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 1/2 in x 11 7/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 36.83 cm x 30.1625 cm x 15.875 cm


Record Id: nmah_300745

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