Overall: 11 x 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 27.9 x 24.1 x 16.5 cm )
Wrought silver coffeepot; octagonal, lantern-shaped body with a long extended neck; rounded base set on four scroll feet with acanthus leaves at the knees; plain convex band at the shoulder; cast and applied octagonal stepped rim; octagonal domed lid with an octagonal balustrade finial; squared s-curve spout with a notched lip; plain band around the lip rim; three sides engraved with foliated scrolls, garland of leaves engraved above the spout seam; cast, scrolled silver handle fitted with ivory insulators; acanthus leaf thumbpiece and cast acanthus blossom above the lower insulator; crisp engraving of foliate scrolls with japanesque figures and scenes on each of the eight segments of the body; eight different flowers engraved on the rounded base; maker's marks on the base.
Gift of Miss Harriet McMartin Richards
stamped: on base: "Wm.. F. LADD" in a conforming rectangle over "NEW YORK " in a conforming rectangle
This coffeepot belonged to Harriet Lyon McMartin, wife of Peter McMartin and great-grandmother of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.