Charles Le Roux American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 750

With its assertive linearity, tall tapering body, and high-domed lid, this vessel represents the earliest form of coffeepot made in colonial America. It and the accompanying square salver with an upcurved rim and bracket feet (1997.498.2) are rarities in American silver. Both are engraved with the arms of Assheton quartering Shepley, for Ralph Assheton (1695-1745/6) of Philadelphia. The coffeepot and salver remained together, in family hands, until 1989.

Coffeepot, Charles Le Roux (baptized 1689–1745), Silver, American

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