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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

Engraved "WSS" at base of handle, probably for original owner; inherited about 1935 by Dr. George Clymer, Boston, Massachusetts, from his maternal grand-aunts, Misses Mary and Sally Fisher; lent to the Museum in 1939 by Dr. Clymer; given to the Museum in 1956 by Mrs. Susan Clymer, then of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Credit Line

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

About 1770–80

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 520

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 17 cm (1 1/4 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.590

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware