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Coffeepot

1926.422 (RS210130)

Description

Blue transfer-printed pearlware coffeepot. Rococo handle, bell-shaped cover, and a beehive molded finial. Floral and aquatic motif surrounds a landscape scene.

Details

Label
One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."The tower is located on Talcon Mountain, overlooking the Connecticut River Valley and lake. It was built in 1810 by Daniel Wadsworth in the Town of Avon, near his home, "Monte Video." The structure was hexagonal in shape and was 55 feet tall. It became a popular tourist destination. The tower was blown down in 1840, but rebuilt.
Maker
Enoch Wood & Sons (Maker)
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
"High coffeepot/ cover broken/ Scene. Wadsworth Tower, Conn./ Maker. Wood/ Price $10.00" (Applied)
Location of origin
Burslem, England, Staffordshire
Material
glazing (coating)
pearlware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Descriptive terms
Coffeepot
coffeepots
glazing (coating)
pearlware
transfer printing
Vessel, Drink Serving
Dimensions
11 x 5 1/2 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1926.422
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley
GUSN
30926

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