June 8, 2018

Tudor City Artifact: COFFEE POT Edition

Today's artifact is a circa-1930 single-cup coffee pot, used in one of the Tudor City restaurants.
Although petite, just 5½ inches tall, the pot is a sturdy, quadruple-plate item with a lovely patina. 

It's engraved with a Tudor City‒themed heraldic seal ‒ Fred F. French's initials on a shield, topped by a dove.

This silver soldered pot was made by Gorham, a renowned silversmith founded in 1831. The choice of Gorham is another example of Fred French's penchant for brand-name embellishments in the enclave ‒ Frigidaires, Murphy beds, Atlantic Terra Cotta, Lamberton Scammell china, and so on. He didn't skimp on the details.

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