Antique Agateware or Graniteware Mottled White on Blue Coffee Pot Hinged Domed Lid with Metal Finial
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Description: A beautiful and great looking small size antique agateware or graniteware coffee pot. This elegantly shaped primitive pot has a round flat base with inwards rising sides having a shaped ridge above the base and ending is a rolled rim. The pot has a domed hinged lid with a knob shaped metal finial. The pot has a nice blue colored enamel with white mottling throughout the exterior and white enameling on the inside. The applied handle, the rolled rim and the top of the finial are colored in cobalt blue. The pot has a spout equipped with a strainer. The lid's hinge is at the top of the handle. This beautiful American agateware pot has a beautiful design, color, and shape. The bottom of the pot is also enameled in the same coloring as the entire exterior of the pot. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely late 1800 to early 1900's.
Origin: Was acquired at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size and Weight: The coffee pot measure ~3 3/4" diameter at the base, it is ~7 1/4" high to the top of the finial, and is ~7 1/4" at its widest including the spout and handle. the piece weighs 14 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice piece of Americana that would display nicely in any collection.
Condition: The pot is in very good condition and looks good to display. It does have several spots were the enameling is lost especially on the edge of the base and the top of the finial. There is also losses at the handle, the bottom of the spout and the edge of the lid. The inside also has some enamel losses and signs of rust along the bottom. The hinge is intact, but we believe the pivot has been substituted with a screw and nut. This arrangement although not original, appears to be old and keeps the lid firmly in place without wiggle and works very well. All of these issues can be seen in the photos, are really nothing to worry about, and the piece is great and would display nicely in your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information.