Overall: 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 6 in. ( 19.7 x 26.7 x 15.2 cm )
Cast silver coffeepot in the Georgian melon pattern; round, squat lower body with a chased lobes decorated with a foliate scroll design; on four cast legs attached to the body with trefoils dropping into paw feet; convex shoulder below an elongated neck flared to scalloped rims with applied cast gadrooning; hinged, cast lid with a raised mushroom dome and chased, scrolled foliate design; lobed knob finial; simple, seamed scroll silver handle fitted with ivory insulators; cast, curved spout with notched lip; applied, acanthus leaf pendent at lip; engraved, "A T M" in script on center front, and "November 10th 1897" in script on the base; makers' marks on base.
Gift of Mr. Townsend M. McAlpin
engraved: center front: "A T M" in script
engraved: on base: "November 10th 1897" in script
Mark: stamped along bottom around periphery four times incuse: "HOWARD & CO." / "NEW YORK" /"STERLING" / "1896".
Mark: stamped on underside of right front foot with pattern number incuse: "175" and right back foot stamped incuse " 3 p"
scratched: on the base a foot: "134/1"
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