Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Henry Cowper
    active: England, United Kingdom
  • coffeepot, 1809–1810
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • silver, bone
  • Object Height/Width: 31.8 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 12 1/2 x 4 1/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.3776

Silver coffeepot with a bone handle. There are etched/chased designs with flowers and two crests/shields on the body. One of the shields is empty and the other is decorated with a dove and the motto "Libertas". There are floral details etched onto the spout. The hinged lid is domed with foliate decoration and has an urn shaped finial. The handle is ear-shaped with a thumb tab and set into silver foliate mounts. The coffeepot is footed with a band of foliate decoration around the base.