Joseph Anthony Jr. ( American, 1762 - 1814 )

c. 1780–1785
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General Description

Coffee, along with tea and chocolate, was a popular beverage in colonial America during the 18th century. Typically taller than teapots, some coffeepots were fashioned with openings in their lids to accommodate stirring rods, allowing them to be used to serve chocolate.

Excerpt from

Kevin W. Tucker, DMA Label copy, 2006.

Web Resources

Metropolitan Museum of Art
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