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Coffee Pot

Decorative Arts

On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, From Colonies to States, 1660–1830
As in Spanish America, the consumption of fashionable beverages—tea, coffee, and chocolate—became a fundamental part of socializing in the increasingly prosperous British American colonies. The serving of these exotic beverages required new furniture types such as the tea table (on view nearby), as well as artifacts made of silver or fine pottery such as teapots, coffeepots, chocolate pots, creamers, sugar bowls, flatware, and cups and saucers.

Así como en Hispanoamérica, el consumo de las bebidas de moda—té, café y chocolate—se convirtió en una parte fundamental de la vida social de las cada vez más prósperas colonias británicoamericanas. Para servir estas bebidas exóticas se necesitaban nuevos tipos de muebles como la mesa de té (en exposición) y utensilios hechos de cerámica fina o plata como teteras, cafeteras, jarras de chocolate, jarras para crema, azucareros, cubiertos, tazas y platillos.
MEDIUM Silver with wooden handle
DATES ca. 1765
DIMENSIONS 12 1/8 x 6 x 10 in. (30.8 x 15.2 x 25.4 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS "D C F" [in oval] "N. YORK" [in irregular rectangle]
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett
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CAPTION Daniel Christian Fueter (Swiss, 1720-1785). Coffee Pot, ca. 1765. Silver with wooden handle, 12 1/8 x 6 x 10 in. (30.8 x 15.2 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 20.796. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.796_PS6.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 20.796_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Coffee pot with flaring molded base, soldered to a bulbous body which tapers in to a long, slender cylinder terminating in the molded rim. The long slender spout which runs parallel to the coffee pot is adorned with heavy foliate forms at its juncture with the body. There is a shell motif at the end of the spout. The wooden handle is joined to the body with a similar foliate form. The handle tip in silver consists of a curve and pendant drop. The round, dome-shaped cover is hinged to the rim and terminates in an artichoke-like finial. There is a monogram in cursive script on one side. CONDITION: Good.
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Daniel Christian Fueter (Swiss, 1720-1785). <em>Coffee Pot</em>, ca. 1765. Silver with wooden handle, 12 1/8 x 6 x 10 in. (30.8 x 15.2 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 20.796. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.796_PS6.jpg)