Coffeepot

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-30926

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

Descriptive Terms

coffeepots
pearlware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Vessel, Drink Serving
Coffeepot
Coffeepot

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.

Inscription

"High coffeepot/ cover broken/ Scene. Wadsworth Tower, Conn./ Maker. Wood/ Price $10.00" (Applied)

Maker

Enoch Wood & Sons (Maker)

Location of Origin

Burslem, England, Staffordshire

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels

Dimensions

11 x 5 1/2 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley

Accession Number

1926.422