Overall: 12 1/2 x 14 1/4 x 5 3/8 in. ( 31.8 x 36.2 x 13.7 cm )
Wrought silver coffeepot; oval, urn-shaped body with broad, shallow flutes on each side at the ends; applied to an oval, stepped foot with broad, shallow flutes on each side of the lower step at the ends; upper step engraved with a wave and bell flower band; concave shoulder raised to an applied flat rim; hinged, oval, concave lid, raised in the center to a small oval dome with a cast urn finial; a bell flower and waved line band is engraved around the edge of the lid; dot band engraved around the dome; s-curve spout, cast in two vertical halves, with a notched spout; cylindrical handle sockets fitted with a wooden c-curve scroll handle; engraved foliate and leaf band below the shoulder; oval reserves in the centers surrounded by corn husks; front reserve engraved with a unicorn head above the initial, "G" in script; maker's marks on the footring.
Gift of Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Inscription: engraved at front reserve: "G" in script Mark: stamped on the foot ring: "W. G. Forbes" in a rectangle between a sheaf of wheat in a rectangle and a bird's head in an oval (pseudohallmarks of Joseph and Teunis Dubois) engraved: on base: "David Grim/ P. G./ M. J. S./ C. A. S." Engraving: Coffeepot has bright-cut engraved medallions of tied corn husks surrounding oval frames at center-front and -back and center-front medallion has interior crest of unicorn surmounting skein over bright-cut script "G". Body engraved at shoulder with bright-cut border and along edge of lid and foot with engraved beading, waves, and bright-cut foliage.
Belonged to David Grim (1737-1826).
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