Coffeepot

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1852-1898

GUSN

GUSN-179804

Description

Silver plated coffeepot. Urn-shaped body with beading and stamped decoration. Stamped band around body includes central cartouche (to have initials/name stamped). Gadrooned lip. Domed hinged lid has vascular finial and conical top. S-shaped (??-illeg. word) with acanthus leaf decoration and pearl/bone (?) stopper at either end. Tapering s-shaped decorated wtih molded acanthus leaves. Domed foot with beaded decoration.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coffeepots
silver alloy
plated metal
silver (metal)
Rococo Revival
gadrooning
acanthus (motif)
Coffeepot

Inscription

"MERIDEN BRIT'A COMPANY" [in circle surrounding] "1861/6" (stamped)

Maker

Meriden Britannia Co. (Manufacturer)

Dimensions

11 1/4 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather

Accession Number

1993.850

Date

1852-1898 (Possibly 1861, see inscription)