Coffee Pot

Portuguese (Lisbon) or Brazilian
19th century
about 1825–50
Unidentified artist

Object Place: Brazil


29.5 x 26.7 x 12.8 cm (11 5/8 x 10 1/2 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver, wooden handle

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Curved steamed body, 4-sided, heavy moulding below long contracted neck. Flattened domed cover. On 4 claw-ball feet. Curved spout flat at back, with animal’s head tip. Angular wooden handle. Cast parrot on ball, finial screwed to cover. Bands of floral repousse at base, above and below mid-moulding, at neck and on cover.


mark of Lisbon, Portugal
On bottom: crowned L in oval, IIAR in shaped punch.


1941, gift of Miss Ellen Graves, Mrs. Samuel L. Cabot, and Mrs. Roger Ernst to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1941)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Graves, Mrs. Samuel Cabot and Mrs. Roger Ernst in memory of their father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves