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Coffee Pot

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES ca. 1835
DIMENSIONS 7 x 8 x 4 1/2 in. (17.8 x 20.3 x 11.4 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On bottom: "J.C.MOORE (in rectangle) / star, M, anchor / N.Y. (in rectangle)" On front panel in script monogram: "CB"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc. in honor of Dianne H. Pilgrim
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CAPTION John Chandler Moore (active 1832-1844). Coffee Pot, ca. 1835. Silver, 7 x 8 x 4 1/2 in. (17.8 x 20.3 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc. in honor of Dianne H. Pilgrim, 1993.114.5. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 1993.114.5_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver coffee pot; octagonal body tapers upward from applied, molded baseband, terminating in applied, molded band at lip. Hinged, domed, octagonal lid has flattened, cast, octagonal disc finial. Septagonal spout with crest at notched lip. Scroll handle joins sockets with ivory separators. CONDITION: Normal wear especially on panel edges. Silver pins at upper handle juncture replaced with brass. Lid doesn't close properly.
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Coffee Pot