Samuel Kirk (American, 1793-1872). <em>Coffee Pot</em>, ca. 1843. Silver, bone, 12 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 6 in. (31.8 x 27.3 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and  Mrs. Richman Proskauer, 44.60.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 44.60.1_44.60.2_44.60.3_44.60.4_44.60.5_acetate_bw.jpg)

Coffee Pot

Artist:Samuel Kirk

Medium: Silver, bone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1843

Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 6 in. (31.8 x 27.3 x 15.2 cm)


Accession Number: 44.60.5

Image: 44.60.1_44.60.2_44.60.3_44.60.4_44.60.5_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Coffee pot, silver and bone, with elaborate repoussé decorations; part of a 5-piece tea and coffee service. Pear-shaped body raised on round, slightly domed pedestal; hinged dome lid with attached molded flower finial; long, curving spout; opposing, squared handle that rises high above pot, two bone rings near collars of handle. Repoussé decorations: body covered with naturalistic landscape scenes with two men greeting each other on one side and woman with basket on her head in front of a house on the other, there are also buildings; trees, flowers, birds, butterflies, and a bridge over a stream in landscape; lid covered with flowers and leaves; spout has flowers and leaves near bottom and foliate forms near top opening; handle has flowers and scroll forms, and a ram's head at upper, outside corner; beaded and foliate bands around base of pedestal.

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