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Coffeepot

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This majestic coffeepot is among the best Rococo silver produced in Philadelphia. The double-bellied form, gadrooned borders on the foot and lid, and scrolled, curving spout are characteristic hallmarks of the style, but perhaps the most beautiful passage of the object is on the side: the coat...

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Provenance

Descended in the family to Dr. George Clymer.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Dr. George Clymer by his wife, Mrs. Clymer

About 1770–80

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 519

Dimensions

Overall: 34.4 x 11.4 cm (13 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

56.589

Medium or Technique

Silver with wooden handle

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware