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Coffee Urn

Coffee Urn

c. 1843

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Samuel Kirk

(American, 1793-1872)

Silver, ivory

Overall: 45.5 x 26.5 x 22 cm (17 15/16 x 10 7/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Weight: 2.82 kg

Gift of Victoire Rankin in honor of Stephen Harrison's great service 2021.121

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The decoration on this coffee urn was achieved through a technique known as "repousse" in which the design was hammered into relief from behind.

Description

Samuel Kirk was a leading American silversmith in the early 19th century whose Baltimore studio had became a major American silver company that thrived throughout the middle of the 20th century. Such a large, impressive coffee urn as this highly decorated example was considered the ultimate in Samuel Kirk silver and was largely made by hand.

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