Overall: 13 x 11 3/4 x 6 7/8 in. ( 33 x 29.8 x 17.5 cm )
Wrought silver coffeepot; inverted pear-shaped body on a high domed foot joined to the body by an applied circular pedestal, with an applied vertical footring, both decorated with a die-rolled floral heart motif; concave shoulder; curved, applied, die-rolled floral heart band below the vertical lip; hinged, circular raised dome lid with a cast floral and acanthus leaf finial; cast, curved, notched spout with acanthus decoration; cast, silver scroll handle with acanthus leaf decoration; ivory insulators; repouss
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Mark: stamped on base above maker's mark at bottom: "&" in a square engraved: in the reserves: crowned lion passant
This coffeepot was made for James Lenox (1800-1800). Wiliam Forbes was the grandson of William Garrett Forbes, and the son of Colin Van Gelder Forbes, both New York silversmiths.
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