Manufacturer Gorham Manufacturing Co., American, established 1831
Title
  • Coffeepot with Lid
Date 1881
Medium sterling silver, parcel-gilt, ivory
Dimensions Overall (width includes handle and spout): 6 × 8 1/4 × 5 3/4 inches (15.2 × 21 × 14.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Associates of the American Wing Fund, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund, Joseph H. Boyer Memorial Fund, General Endowment Fund and Henry Ford II Fund
Accession Number 80.94.1
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Marks Marked, within shaped punch marks: [Gorham Trade Marks] | STERLING | 1540 | N Lion passant, anchor, G
Inscriptions Inscribed, on bottom, in stylized script: C. U. D.
1980-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Reif, Rita. New York Times, May 11, 1980.

The Quest for Unity: American Art Between World's Fairs 1876-1893. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Art. Detroit, 1983, cat. 100 (ill.).

Hellman, Mimi. “Making Coffee at Home in America: Episodes in the Cultural History of Design.” In Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: Consuming the World, ed. Yao-Fen You, Mimi Hellman, and Hope Saska. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2016, pp. 106–108, fig. 5 (ill.).