Coffeepot

English (London)
20th century, bearing marks for 1699–1700
Marked by Edmund Pearce (first mark entered 1705)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 23.5 cm x W. 23.5 cm x D. 10.7 cm (9 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 4 3/16 in.); Weight: 884.5 gm (28 oz 9 dwt)

Accession Number

33.90

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The body of the coffeepot is pear-shaped and formed of two pieces: a raised lower section with twelve faceted panels joined to a cylindrical upper section that is seamed. The domed foot is spun, with a molded rim. The curved faceted spout is cast in two pieces and seamed vertically. The wooden scrolled handle is attached to the body with two cylindrical sockets. It is broken across the middle and patched with a small silver square secured with nails. The raised domed cover is faceted and is surmounted by a round baluster finial. A hole once pierced near the finial has been patched.

Inscription

Engraved onunderside of foot, "27=5".

Markings

On underside, maker's mark PE for Edmund Pearce (first mark entered 1705) (Grimwade 2169) (struck twice); date letter D; lion's head erased; Britannia.

Provenance

1933, given anonymously to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

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