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Coffee Pot

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Silverplate
DATES ca. 1885
DIMENSIONS 10 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. (26.0 x 23.5 x 14.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On bottom, impressed: "MF'D/Plated by REED/BARTON/2629/6 PATENT APPLIED FOR"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Coffee pot decorated in hybrid Aesthetic Movement and Neo-Grec style. Cylindrical body that tapers towards base raised on flared legs. Flat, sharp shoulder with short neck and flared rim. Applied curved spout and curved handle. Hinged ribbed dome lid with seated lion finial. Variegated polished and matte finish and stippled decoration in asymmetrical Japanese-inspired decoration. On body, diagonal engraved reserves of bamboo articulated with saw-tooth and diamond patterns. Neck molded with conventionalized eight-petal floral band. Hieroglyphic-like shapes molded on either side of curved handle. Molded boat image on thumb piece. Flattened portion of spout decorated with two branches.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Reed & Barton (American, 1840–present). Coffee Pot, ca. 1885. Silverplate, 10 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. (26.0 x 23.5 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 2007.62.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2007.62.4_view1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.2007.62.4_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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