Chocolate or coffee pot

Chocolate or coffee pot
Chocolate or coffee pot
Chocolate or coffee pot
Title
Chocolate or coffee pot
Date 
ca. 1788
Medium 
Porcelain
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 8 in. ( 22.2 x 19 x 20.3 cm )
Description 
Cylindrical porcelain chocolate or coffee pot; gilt pistol handle at 45 degrees from gilt S-curve spout; domed lid with peach sprig knop; gilt and black wave border and floral sprigs; enamelled wreath and eagle holding roundel of agricultural figure (emblem of the Society of the Cincinnati) appears twice above cipher of Samuel Shaw.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Frances Jay, Mrs. Alexander Duer Harvey, Mrs. Lloyd Kirkham Garrison, and Mrs. Lawrence W. Fox, in memory of Mrs. Pierre Jay (nee Louisa Shaw Barlow) by her children
Object Number 
1972.11a
Marks 
painted: in roundel: " 1783 SOCIETAS CINCINNATORUM INSTUTA" gilded: beneath eagle emblem: "SS"(Samuel Shaw)
Gallery Label 
This tea set was made for Samuel Shaw, first American consual at Canton.
Provenance 
Samuel Shaw (d. 1794); to his nephew, Robert Gould Shaw (1776-1853); to his eldest son, Francis George Shaw (1809-1882); to his daughter, Ellen Shaw; to her daughter, Louisa Shaw Barlow; to her daughters, Miss Frances Jay, Mrs. Alexander Duer Harvey, Mrs. Lloyd Kirkham Garrison, and Mrs. Lawrence W. Fox.
Bibliography 
Olson, Roberta J. M. “A selection of European paintings and objects.” The Magazine Antiques, Vol. 167, no.1, January 2005, p.182-187.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group