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Coffee pot (part of a six-piece service)

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The reeded kylix-shaped lower body is spun and joined to the concave shoulders and slender neck by an egg-and-dart decorated stamped band. A flat-chased Greek key design with additional floral motifs above rings the shoulder of the upper part of the piece and the long neck of the coffeepot. It...

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Inscription

Engraved in entwined letters within a medallion on the concave shoulder is "EAG" to the right and "EGB" to the left of the handle.

Marks

“JONES, SHREVE, BROWN & CO. / STERLING” incuse; twice with an incuse eagle flanking “BOSTON” in a rectangle; above “R. & W.” incuse, all struck on bottom of each Rogers & Wendt piece.

Provenance

Elizabeth Ann Goddard (1829 – 1910) m. Thomas Perkins Shepard (1817 – 1877) of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1856 in Providence, Rhode Island; to their son William Binney Jr. (1858 – 1921) and his wife, Harriet D’Costa Rhodes; to their daughter Elizabeth Goddard Binney (b. 1893), whose monogram was inscribed on piece probably about 1915, when she m. Barnes Newberry of Rhode Island. Descended to their son William Binney Newberry (b. 1928), who placed the service at auction. In 1998 it was purchased by dealer Spencer Marks and therafter purchased by the Museum.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by The Seminarians, other friends, and the Curator's Fund in memory of Harry H. Schnabel, Jr.

about 1857

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

30.5 x 27.5 x 16.5 cm (12 x 10 13/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1998.188.6

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware