Coffee or chocolate pot of ribbed pear shape with protruding molded spout, crossed handles, leaf-and-berry terminals, and strawberry knop on a domed cover; decorated in polychrome enamels and gold, with stars, bands, and pendants at the rim, floral spray beneath the spout, central design on opposite sides of a spread-winged eagle displaying the initials DS on a spade-shaped shield and holding a banner in its beak inscribed E. PLURIBUS UNUM, laurel in one talon and arros in the other; border of pendants and stars on the cover.
Exhbiting a version of the Great Seal of the United States, this coffee pot is one of the few examples known on which the shield is compartmented into three sections to make space for a monogram. On most monogrammed services with an eagle design, the cipher occupies the entire shield. In a few instances, however, the shield is divided into two sections and the monogram is placed in the lower compartment.
|Year Range from||1800|
|Year Range to||1810|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Mr. and Mrs. Euchlin D. Reeves Collection in memory of Mrs. Chester Green Reeves and Miss Lizzie H. Dyer|