Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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coffee urn
  • France or Netherlands
  • coffee urn, late 1700s–early 1800s
  • Where object was made: France, Belgium, Netherlands, or Luxembourg
  • pewter, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 36.2 x 14.9 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 14 1/4 x 5 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1158.a,b

Japanned pewter coffee urn. Black pear-shaped body with gold designs. Flower motif around the neck at the top and a central landscape scene with trees, figures fishing. Pour spout at bottom of urn. Three legs with scrolling (identified as trifid) feet, handle, domed lid with foliage motifs.