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Object Name: Coffeepot

Object ID: 1968.049.46.2

Creator: Simpson, Hall, Miller & CompanyManufacturer

Place of Origin: Wallingford, CT

Date: 1870-1898

Description: Coffeepot. Manufactured by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., Wallingford, CT; 1870-1898. Silver-plated white metal. Bowl shaped body with a narrowing neck, hinged attached lid, loop handle, tall narrow spout with built in strainer on a squat round pedestal base. Diamond shaped finial with round ball shaped projections. Upper part of handle ends in ball shaped projections. Lower part of handle ends in a cornucopia with an angular cut out. Two round mother of pearl insulators on handle. Spout attachment in fluted design. Stamped decoration on body in a geometric and floral design. Stamped on bottom of pot "1880 / 5" Stamped on the bottom of the pedestal base in upper case sans-serif letters "[SIMPSON HALL] MILLER & CO.", below which is a diamond shaped mark with the word "TRADEMARK" and a rectangle with the word "ELECTROPLATE"; also marked "WALLINGFORD / CONN. / TREBLE PLATE / PATENTED MARCH 8.1870.". One of a set (1968.049.46.1-.2).

Material: Metal

Dimensions: H-10.3 W-8.875 D-5.625 inches

Provenance: Tea & coffee pots given with a large collection of items from the donor's Rock family, who resided primarily in the area around Lebanon, New Hampshire. Perhaps this set belonged to donor's parents, Emma Waterman (1852->1910) & Henry Rock (1850-1910, who married 1870. Pieces have the mark of silverplaters Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., of Wallingford, Ct., in business 1866-1898; this piece has an 1870 patent date.

Credit Line: Gift of Ethel Rock Millen

People: Rock, Henry A. (1850-1910), Millen, Ethel Rock (1890-1980), Rock, Emma (1852-after 1910), Waterman, Emma

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