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Coffee Pot

French
1929
Louis Féron (French, 1901–1998)


Dimensions

Overall height: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1173

Medium or Technique

Silver, repoussé, chased and engraved; ivory handle

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Octagonal, pear-shaped body with alternating wide and narrow panels, chased and engraved with swags suspended from bandwork and enclosing coats of arms of a marquis. Fitted, domed, hinged lid with gadrooned outer edge, covered spout, and finial in the form of a basket holding artichoke-like petals. Stands on a shaped foot with gadrooned edge whose eight-sided contour matches the body and lid. C-shaped molded ivory handle. The lower half of the body is chased and engraved with architectural brackets supporting paired dolphins flanking a central urn with flowers. Elaborate strapwork panels below spout and at base of handle. In the Regence style.

Markings

"Louis Feron" incised on underside of foot.

Provenance

By inheritance from the artist (d. 1998) to his widow, Leslie Snow Féron, Madison, NH; 2012, year-end gift of Leslie Snow Féron to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Leslie Snow Féron in memory of Louis Féron