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Silver coffee pot, by John Swift

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An image of Coffee Pot. Swift, John (British). The tall pear-shaped body is embossed with sprays of leaves and flowers. The top of the swan's neck spout is leaf capped, the lower part embossed with flutes and a stylised shell. The body stands on a spreading circular foot. The domed cover is embossed with sprays of flowers and has a wythern silver knop. The double scroll handle is of wood. Silver, embossed and chased, height, to knop, 28.8 cm, width, spout to handle, 23.5 cm, weight, gross, 1020 g, circa 1763-1764. Production Place: London, England.  Rococo.

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Coffee Pot. Swift, John (British). The tall pear-shaped body is embossed with sprays of leaves and flowers. The top of the swan's neck spout is leaf capped, the lower part embossed with flutes and a stylised shell. The body stands on a spreading circular foot. The domed cover is embossed with sprays of flowers and has a wythern silver knop. The double scroll handle is of wood. Silver, embossed and chased, height, to knop, 28.8 cm, width, spout to handle, 23.5 cm, weight, gross, 1020 g, circa 1763-1764. Production Place: London, England. Rococo.

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  • Accession Number: MAR.M.21-1912
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/45.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 847 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 135.19kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 45/1

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18th Century Artist/Maker Artistic Movement Date Department English Fitz_AA Georgian John Swift Material Object Type Other Keywords Roccoco Rococo Silver Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_PCtd birds chased coffee pot cover domed domes embossed floral flowers handled knop leaves lidded pot service ware serving piece spout spouted spray swans tableware vessel

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