Tilden-Thurber "Tree" Georgian Style Small Coffee Pot
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Given its modest size at 8 1/4" tall, and with a capacity of 16 ounces, this piece could variously be identified as a gentleman's, breakfast, or tete-a-tete coffee pot.
It is English "Georgian" in style, with a bulbous lower body and slender neck, lending it an overall lofty look. It stands on three modified paw feet, and has a lengthy curved spout that is attached at the base and rises to the height of the rim.
The double cee scroll handle is hollow and retains its original insulators. The lid has a solid pomegranate, or something akin to that, finial.
Dating from the early 20th century Arts & Crafts period, it is a high quality item. Weighty at 16.4 T. oz., it is finely rendered and has a brilliant, hand polished only, finish.
In mint estate condition, it is free of dents or other damage. The lid fits snugly, and has an intact hinge. It sits evenly, with no rocking.
Marks are "Tilden-Thurber" for the premier Providence, Rhode Island retail firm with familial connections to Gorham, "Sterling," model number "210," and a "Tree" emblem similar to that used by the maker "Tuttle," but exactly who it references is uncertain.