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Coffee pot

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The tall, slender, raised oviform body is soldered to a round, stepped, raised foot with bands of border decoration. It has a long, undecorated, curved spout over rough strainer holes and a band of guilloche engraving at the neck, between bands of dotted border decoration. The hinged three-part...

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Inscription

"HCS" entwined monogram within bright cut wreath engraved on each side

Marks

"REVERE" in shaped rectangle on side of foot

Provenance

Family history suggests that this coffeepot was made originally for Hepzibah Clarke Swan (1777 – 1833) of Boston, m. Dr. John Clarke Howard in 1800; to her great-granddaughter Katharine (Gray) Fay; to her son Arthur D. Fay of Nahant, Massachusetts, who lent it to the Museum in 1953 and subsequently bequeathed it to the Museum.

Credit Line

Bequest of Arthur D. Fay

1795–1800

Dimensions

35.2 x 25.5 x 11.5 cm (13 7/8 x 10 1/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.56

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware