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Miniature coffeepot with hinged cover

Maker:
George Manjoy (British, active 1685–ca. 1720)
Date:
1705–6
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
2 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (6.4 × 3.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver-Miniature
Credit Line:
The Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May Collection, 1963
Accession Number:
63.53.112
Not on view
The production of miniature silver furniture and tea, coffee, and chocolate equipment was a specialty of goldsmiths known as "toy men." The miniatures were probably intended for dollhouses. From the mid-eighteenth century in England until the present, porcelain and fine earthenware miniatures have been made as well.
Inscription: Engraved on underside

Marking: [1] Britannia;
[2] Court hand letter k (date letter for 1705–06);
[3] Lion's head erased;
[4] MA (maker's mark for George Manjoy).

Location of marks:
All marks struck on side of pot near rim.
Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May (until 1963; to MMA)
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