Coffeepot

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-50872

Description

Tall tapering lobed form w/ conforming hinged domed lid w/ flower form ebony knop. The ebony "C" scroll handle w/ thumb spur and scrolled pewter terminals attached to body at stepped oval plates. The "S" shaped spout is fluted at lower half and has ridge and "U" shaped plate at back of wide lid. The base and top of body of stepped lobe and ridge form.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coffeepots
britannia metal
ebony (wood)
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Rococo Revival
Britannia
Pewter
Ebony
Rococo Revival
COFFEEPOT

Inscription

Hammered and incised on base: Hammered: ""JAMES/ DIXON & SONS/ 94/ 88/ 1539"" Incised: ""Little""

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

James Dixon & Sons (Maker)

Location of Origin

Sheffield

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

12 x 11 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.471.1

Date

1840-1860 (Possibly)