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Hot water pot (part of hot beverage service)

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The vessel is elliptical in section, with seamed and very slightly curving sides. The bottom is flat, and the concave shoulder has an affixed band of reeding. The covered vessel has a domed hinged lid with a pinecone finial made of wood and cut-silver leaves. The handle is made of wood. The...

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Engraved initial: "F"


STERLING Jarvie 2011/1


Oral tradition relates that this coffee set was acquired from the silversmith by a vice president of Union Stock Yard Company for his daughter; it was sold at a Chicago auction house about 1984. Victorian Chicago, an antiques dealer, acquired the set and sold it to ARK Antiques. It was purchased from ARK Antiques, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1987.

Credit Line

Gift of a Friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts, Hohn H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, And Curator's Fund

about 1915

Object Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States


19.5 x 21 x 9 cm (7 11/16 x 8 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Silver hollowware