Coffeepot

English (London)
1739 or 1740
Marked by Edward Feline (free 1721)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 24.9 cm x W. 20.4 cm x D. 11.2 cm (9 13/16 x 8 1/16 x 4 7/16 in.);Weight: 898.7 gm (28 oz 18 dwt)

Accession Number

33.142

Medium or Technique

Silver, wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The raised pear-shaped body rests on a spreading, domed circular foot. The foot is constructed of a cast base joined to a raised midsection. The curved spout, cast in two pieces and seamed vertically, has an acanthus leaf at the tip and a molded drop at the base. A band of engraving encircles the neck of the pot just below the applied wire rim. The double-scrolled wooden handle has faceted mounts, the upper of scrolled foliage and the terminus of scroll form covered by a leaf. The hinged, stepped, domed lid has a baluster finial. The hinge is set into the molding wire.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on one side, the arms of a spinster member of the Hickes family of Shipston-on-Stour, co Worcester; engraved on other side, the crest of the same; engraved on cover an unidentified later crest ( a wyven with wings addorsed)
INSCRIPTIONS: on underside: 27=18

Markings

On underside, maker's mark EF (Grimwade 587)(repeated inside cover); lion passant (repeated inside cover); leopard's head crowned; date letter d.

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)