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Coffee Pot and Lid

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Earthenware
DATES ca. 1825–1835
DIMENSIONS 6 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (15.2 x 14 x 14 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS One indistinguishable dark blue transfer-printed letter or number on bottom of base.
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Emily Winthrop Miles
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Glazed earthenware coffee pot (a) and lid (b) with dark blue transfer-printed underglaze decoration. Bulbous body raised on foot rim; sectioned at collar which tapers in then flares out again to top opening; attached curving spout and opposing ear-shaped handle. Lid is round and slightly domed, fits within opening of coffee pot, finial in form of beehive. Covered all-over with blue decorations of flowers and leaves; on each side of body, landscape scene with George Washington standing at a tomb with a scroll in hand, ships on water in background. Source of view: Condition: Good. Coffee Pot (a) rim worn on bottom. Scratches in outer right side center of design. Lid (b) chip on outer rim and small scrapes and worn spots.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Enoch Wood & Sons (active 1818–1846). Coffee Pot and Lid, ca. 1825–1835. Earthenware, 6 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (15.2 x 14 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Emily Winthrop Miles, 64.82.240a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.82.240a-b_PS1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 64.82.240a-b_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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