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Coffee pot with cover

Coffee pot with cover

  • Place of origin:

    Hanley (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Elijah Mayer & Son (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black basalt with engine-turned decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 12, shelf 3 []

Physical description

Coffee pot with cover of black basalt with engine-turned decoration. The cover is surmounted by a figure of the widow of Zarephath. The pear-shaped body, wide neck and dome-shaped cover are turned with shallow vertical grooves; the projecting lip and wavy loop handle are moulded with acanthus foliage.

Place of Origin

Hanley (made)


ca. 1800 (made)


Elijah Mayer & Son (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Black basalt with engine-turned decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'E. Mayer'


Height: 24.8 cm, Diameter: 11.1 cm

Descriptive line

Coffee pot with cover, black basalt with engine-turned decoration, made by Elijah Mayer, Hanley, Staffordshire, ca. 1800

Labels and date

Coffee pot
made by Elijah Mayer, Hanley, Staffordshire, about 1800
Mark: 'E. Mayer', impressed
Black Basalt with engine-turned decoration

2488&A-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [23/05/2008]





Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Stoneware


Ceramics Collection

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