Silver, ivory, gilt
Overall: 9 x 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 22.9 x 23.5 x 13.3 cm )
Silver Weight: 32 oz (troy) 13 dwt (1015 g)
Spun and cast silver coffeepot in the Egyptian style with gilt decoration; matte-finished, circular urn-shaped body with a squared shoulder, a narrow cylindrical neck and a flared, applied, molded rim; matte-finished, hinged, low domed lid, incurved at the edge and surmounted by a gilt winged sphinx finial; squared strap handle with a cast, gilt female head with acanthus leaf crown on the side; fitted with six-sided ivory insulators; lower spear-head handle socket; top of handle attached to shoulder with a split scrolled flange; curved spout, cast in two pieces, with a chased, gilt thistle at the lower front and an applied, gilt acanthus leaf pendant at the lip; applied, cast, gilt pharaoh's heads between floral scrolls at the shoulder on the front and back; molded circular pedestal on four cast, gilt winged sphinx feet; engraved, "J/ R" overlapping; maker's marks on the base.
Gift of the Children and Grandchildren of John Roach
Mark: stamped on base: "STERLING" above a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, an anchor in a rectangle and a "G" in gothic script in a chamfered rectangle over "690/ G"; bottom of each foot stamped [incuse] "3057".
engraved: on front: overlapping, "J/ R"
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