Overall: 11 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 7 in. ( 28.6 x 29.8 x 17.8 cm ) Silver Weight: 39 oz (troy) 3 dwt (1218 g)
Wrought silver coffeepot; round bulbous body with an applied, vertical roller-die band with floral decoration around the base; on a splayed foot, set on a square base above four hairy claw and ball feet; sides of body flared to an applied, roller-died basket-weave band; applied, convex shoulder above band, with applied vertical lip stamped with a floral band; high, curved, chased bird's head spout, with notched lip, and chased feather decoration around the base of the spout; scrolled silver bird's head handle, upper handle socket is the head, lower socket is a scrolled and chased tail; ivory insulators; hinged, round domed lid with a chased rose and leaf finial; no maker's mark.
Gift of Miss Mary Madison McGuire
This coffeepot belonged to President James Madison.
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