Coffeepot

English (London)
1706–07
Marked by Simon Pantin I (about 1680–1728)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 19.6 cm x W. 11.4 cm x D. 11.7 cm (7 11/16 x 4 1/2 x 4 5/8 in.); Weight: 490 gm (15 oz 15 dwt) Diam (base) 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

35.1585

Medium or Technique

Silver and ebonized wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The tapering cylindrical pot is formed from sheet that is seamed behind the handle. The base is inset, with a molded wire foot and rim. A faceted curved spout, cast in two pieces and seamed vertically, has a hinged cap, and the wooden scrolled handle, at a right angle to the spout, has cylindrical, slightly tapered mounts. The high domed cover is raised, with a slightly flaring rim and an interior wire bezel. Radiating from the wooden finial is a cut-card design of alternating notched and smooth lobes. The finial is secured by a screw and wing nut threaded through the top of the cover. Patches of firescale on the highly polished body show that the piece has been repaired, particularly in the area of a small patch near the lower handle socket.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on side, the arms of Craven quartering Craven (ancient), possibly for William Craven, second Baron Craven of Hampsted Marshall (1688-1711).

Markings

To right of handle, Britannia; maker's mark PA (Grimwade 2124)(repeated on bezel of cover); lion's head erased(repeated on bezel of cover); date letter l

Provenance

Crichton Brother, London, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, May 2, 1932, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis