Decorative Arts and Design
“Here’s milk, ho!” One of the welcome sounds of old Brooklyn was the shout from the milk seller, whose daily visit to local neighborhoods would fill the air with the sweet smells of butter and milk.
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (24.1 x 16.5 x 14 cm) (show scale)
on bottom: P in diamond surrounded by QUADRUPLE PLATE in a circle surrounded by PAIRPOINT MFG CO / . NEW BEDFORD . MASS . ; 110 below.
H. Randolph Lever Fund
Coffeepot, silver-plated white metal, of Turkish form. Bellied, low body is crumpled in alternating horizontal and vertical dents and sits on circular foot ring. Above is long, tapering neck which flares outward to ruffled rim. Gently curving s-shaped spout with crumpled section below a ring near juncture with body. C-shaped handle with crumpled section below a ring near juncture with body and another crumpled section between two rings at thumb piece. Rasped triangle where lid strikes handle. Domed, hinged lid, crumpled in lower section, with ball finial and rasped triangle lid strikes handle. Matte finish on body, neck, lower section of lid. Part of set with 1990.160.1-.5.
CONDITION - Normal wear. Pinpoint dent on front on body above crumpled area. Hinge replaced with a straight pin.
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Pairpoint Manufacturing Company (1880-1929). Coffee Pot, ca. 1885. Silver-plate, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (24.1 x 16.5 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1990.160.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 1990.160.1-.5_bw.jpg)
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