Coffeepot, Made by Paul Revere, 1755-1765

Summary

Paul Revere, an American silversmith and patriot, made this coffeepot in Boston, Massachusetts before the Revolutionary War. Typical of Revere silver, it is delicately proportioned with cast and engraved decoration (note the acorn-shaped finial atop the lid). This piece would have been used in the drawing room, parlor, or dining room of a wealthy mid-eighteenth-century household.

Paul Revere, an American silversmith and patriot, made this coffeepot in Boston, Massachusetts before the Revolutionary War. Typical of Revere silver, it is delicately proportioned with cast and engraved decoration (note the acorn-shaped finial atop the lid). This piece would have been used in the drawing room, parlor, or dining room of a wealthy mid-eighteenth-century household.

Artifact

Coffeepot

Date Made

1755-1765

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

36.279.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Edsel B. Ford.

Material

Silver (Metal)
Wood (Plant material)

Dimensions

Height: 10.75 in

Diameter: 4.375 in

Inscriptions

stamped on bottom and to left of handle: REVERE engraved on bottom: M / W*F

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