Coffeepot

Coffeepot

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Description
Gold washed, elongated ovoid coffeepot with domed, hinged lid topped by ball knop on four, double-banded, splayed legs ending in pad feet. Four repousse chased panels filled with a myriad of flowers and foliage cover body; matching floral designs interrupted by an empty C-scroll reserve are on lid. Hollow, angular handle with ball thumbrest has banded, tapered ends pinned into ivory insulators with a faceted upper socket and bracketed lower socket with rosette. Body perforated at S-curve spout. Bottom underside struck incuse "MF'D & PLATED BY / REED & BARTON", "2795", "PATENT APPLIED FOR" and "7". From a six-piece coffee and tea service, 1978.0922.01-.06.
Maker is Reed & Barton, Taunton, MA; 1840-present. William C. Beattie of Taunton, MA, assignor to Reed & Barton, received US Design No. 9,405 for this pattern on July 25, 1876.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coffeepot
date made
1876 or later
design patent date
1876-07-25
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Taunton
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
gold (wash material)
ivory (insulators material)
Measurements
overall: 11 3/4 in x 9 3/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 29.845 cm x 23.8125 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
1978.0922.02
catalog number
1978.0922.02
accession number
1978.0922
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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