On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, From Colonies to States, 1660–1830
Daniel Christian Fueter, who arrived in New York in 1754 from Switzerland by way of London, brought with him the latest fashions in silver for New York’s wealthy elite to enjoy coffee from Caribbean estates.
Silver with wooden handle
12 1/8 x 6 x 10 in. (30.8 x 15.2 x 25.4 cm) (show scale)
"D C F" [in oval] "N. YORK" [in irregular rectangle]
Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett
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Daniel Christian Fueter (Swiss, 1720-1785). Coffee Pot, ca. 1765. Silver with wooden handle, 12 1/8 x 6 x 10 in. (30.8 x 15.2 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 20.796. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.796_PS6.jpg)
overall, 20.796_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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Coffee pot with flaring molded base, soldered to a bulbous body which tapers in to a long, slender cylinder terminating in the molded rim. The long slender spout which runs parallel to the coffee pot is adorned with heavy foliate forms at its juncture with the body. There is a shell motif at the end of the spout. The wooden handle is joined to the body with a similar foliate form. The handle tip in silver consists of a curve and pendant drop. The round, dome-shaped cover is hinged to the rim and terminates in an artichoke-like finial. There is a monogram in cursive script on one side.
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