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Coffee Pot

Decorative Arts and Design

DATES ca. 1830
DIMENSIONS 10 7/8 x 10 x 7 1/8 in. (27.6 x 25.4 x 18.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside in center: "ROSWELL GLEASON"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pewter coffee pot with hinged lid. Pear-shaped body raised on continuous pedestal foot with round base tapering to narrow stem then flaring out to body; body flares out at top. Large, arching triangular spout attached to body over pierced holes; opposing ear-shaped handle. Conforming lid has flat rim then rises to low, stepped dome with disc and ball finial; lid covers most of spout except for opening at end. Condition: Fair; allover tarnish and spots of corrosion; several corroded holes on handle and one on lower part of body. Bottom has been repaired / re-soldered to body.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Roswell Gleason. Coffee Pot, ca. 1830. Pewter, 10 7/8 x 10 x 7 1/8 in. (27.6 x 25.4 x 18.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.532. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 27.532.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 27.532.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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