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Urn-shape coffeepot with tall, incurved neck, flared shoulder and tapered cylindrical body on flared and molded, circular pedestal base; base of neck and shoulder are scored. Tiered, high-domed, hinged lid with overhanging edge is topped by wood mushroom knop. Black-japanned, spurred C- and S-curve handle is pinned into cylindrical sockets. Body is perforated at plain S-scroll spout with split lip. Inset flat bottom has rectangular mark on inside and is struck incuse on underside "R. DUNHAM" in raised serif letters in a scalloped rectangle.
Maker is Rufus Dunham of Westbrook, Maine (1816-1893); working 1837-1860.
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Object Name
date made
1837 - 1860
place made
United States: Maine, Westbrook
Physical Description
Britannia (overall material)
pewter (overall material)
wood (knop material)
paint (finish on knop and handle material)
overall: 11 3/4 in x 10 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 29.845 cm x 26.3525 cm x 13.97 cm
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catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Wallace H. Andrews
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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