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Round-bottom, flared or trumpet-shape coffeepot with curved, ruffled-base spout on four, square-section, incurved legs, reeded on their fronts and attached to body by masks of a bearded man; domed, hinged lid is topped by a cast knop of an upright spiraling horn and seahorse. Both sides of body are flat chased with tall trapezoidal reserves flanked by compound leaves and spiral scrolls with pendant anchors. Hollow, U-curve handle with pendant cube-and-ball upper terminal connects to perforated insulators attached to a flared papyrus-form upper socket and shell-and-drop lower terminal. Body perforated at spout. Underside of slightly convex bottom is struck incuse "6", "930", "TAUNTON. / [S]ILVER PLATE Co[.]" and "TRIPLE PLATE.", all in serif letters. From a 5-piece coffee and tea service, DL*209041.0001-.0005.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1870 - 1880
ca 1875
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Taunton
place used
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
electroplated (overall production method/technique)
overall: 11 5/8 in x 8 1/2 in x 6 in; 29.5275 cm x 21.59 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mildred Armistead Baker Ruttencutter, in memory of her mother Margaret Armistead Appleton Baker
Tea Drinking
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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