Coffeepot

English (Exeter)
1727–28
Marked by Joseph Collier


Object Place: Europe, Exeter, England

Dimensions

H. 24.1 cm x W. 16.1 x D. 15.5 cm (9 1/2 x 6 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.); Weight: 674.7 gm (21 oz 14 dwt)

Accession Number

33.126

Medium or Technique

Silver, wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The cylindrical, tapering body is formed from sheet and seamed behind the handle. The inset base has a molded foot and rim. The faceted curved spout, cast in two pieces and seamed vertically, has a baluster drop. A high domed cover has a baluster finial and a bezel. The wooden handle is mounted on cast, scrolled brackets at a right angle to the spout.

Inscription

Scratched "12943"/J Collier/London/1727".

Markings

On underside, maker's mark JC (Jackson,1989, p293);date letter c; leopard's head corwned; lion passant; castle.

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)