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Coffeepot (or ewer)

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Embellished with delicate repousséd and chased ornament of flowering vines, veined leaves, and budding flowers, this vessel has a footed, bulbous, raised body tapering to a narrow neck that flares slightly outward and then inward at the upper juncture of the handle. The spout and pinned handle...

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Inscription

"FS" engraved in script on base

Marks

Marks stamped on base: lion passant within a shaped cartouche; anchor with a shaped cartouche surmounted by a spread-winged eagle; the gothic letter "G" within a hexagon/ 950-1000 FINE./ 1413 in a rounded rectangle/ 1 1/2 PINT Off center of base: conjoined 3 arrows (year mark for 1898)

Provenance

1978, purchased from Fred Silberman, 1122 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund

1898

Object Place

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 29.2 x 16.5 cm, 0.74 kg (11 1/2 x 6 1/2 in., 1.63 lb.) Other: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in., 743.9 gm)

Accession Number

1978.472

Medium or Technique

Silver; ivory insulators

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware