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Object Name: Coffeepot
Date: ca. 1815
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 10 1/2 × 13 1/2 × 6 1/4 in. (26.7 × 34.3 × 15.9 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Wrought silver coffee pot in the Federal style; oval, boat-shaped body with gadrooning around the lower half; die-rolled grape-leaf band applied below the convex shoulder; vertically applied rope molding rim; seated on a rectangular molded foot with a vertically applied grape-leaf footring; hinged oval lid, raised in the center to a rectangular platform surmounted by a cast lamb finial; s-curve spout with a notched lip; squared strap handle fitted with ebony insulators; top of handle engraved, "Arthur J Starr/ 1903" in script; maker's mark on base.
Credit Line: Gift of Ms. Constance Lee Clarke
Object Number: 1996.3
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Marks: Inscription: engraved on top of the handle: "Arthur J Starr/ 1903" in script Mark: stamped on base: twice, "C. ALDIS"

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Was owned by Middletown, CT swordmaker Nathan Starr, Jr. (1784-1852). The remainder of this tea service, a teapot, sugar bowl, and creamer are in the collection of the Middlesex County Historical Society in Middletown, CT.