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Object Name: Coffeepot
Date: 1824/25
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 8 5/8 x 12 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. ( 21.9 x 30.8 x 18.1 cm )
Place made: Europe, England, London
Description: Wrought silver coffeepot; squat, round body with tapering gadrooning and repoussé chased foliate scrolls around the lower body; applied, stepped and concave shoulder with a horizontally applied foliate scroll and shell band below the concave neck and flat rim; seated on a circular, splayed pedestal with four cast paw and foliate feet applied to the base; hinged, low domed lid with gadrooning and repoussé chased foliate decoration around the top; cast, flower finial applied to the center of the dome; s-curved cast spout with repoussé chased flowers and gadrooning on the underside and a notched lip; two handle- sockets fitted with ivory insulators, the upper a scroll form, the lower rectangular; c-scroll handle with an acanthus leaf grip; engraved on the front center in the heart shaped reserve with the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess; maker's marks below the handle on the upper body.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Maria Banks Taylor
Object Number: 1943.181a
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Marks: engraved: in the reserve: the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess stamped: on the body below the handle: "JA" in roman letters in a rectangle beside a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, a leopard's head in a shield, "h" in a chamfered rectangle and the king's bust in an oval.

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This coffeepot was given to Isabella Henderson Lenox (1789-1868) by her father Robert Lenox on the occassion of her marriage to William Banks in New York City, December 24, 1823.