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Coffeepot

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This vase-shaped coffeepot is composed of a spun, three-part lower body, shoulder and neck. The lower body joints are covered by two squared applied beads which enclose a frieze of flat, chased figures. Stylized anthemion ring the slender neck under the rim with more naturalistic trailing...

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Inscription

"MCV" entwined inside a medallion.

Marks

“TIFFANY & CO.” within an arched reserve, “774” incuse; “ENGLISH STERLING / 925-1000” within a conforming reserve; “5245” incuse; “550 Broadway” within an arched reserve; and Gothic “M” within an ellipse struck twice, flanking the whole, all struck on bottom.

Provenance

Early history unknown; museum purchase in 1981.

Credit Line

Marion E. Davis Fund

about 1858–73

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

27.2 x 20.5 x 14.2 cm (10 11/16 x 8 1/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.403

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware