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Coffeepot

1792-1797
Origin: America, New York or New Jersey, & Virginia
OH: 14"; W (base): 4 15/16"; W (shoulder): 5 1/4"; OW: 10"
Silver with wooden handle
Museum Purchase, The Friends of Colonial Williamsburg Collections Fund
Acc. No. 2004-121
Urn-shaped coffeepot on a square base with a splayed, circular foot, concave neck, hinged domed lid with a pineapple finial, S-shaped spout, and a double-scoll wooden handle. Beading decoration around the top and bottom of the foot, the shoulder, the handle sockets, the lip of the pot, and on the base of the domed lid.
Label:Although made by John Schanck in New York City, this coffeepot was retailed by Jeremiah Andrews in Norfolk, Virginia. Andrews was not unusual in acquiring goods from other artisans for resale. He also impressed his mark on the coffeepot adjacent to Schanck’s, not in an attempt to mislead his customers, but to remind them of his retail business. Andrews provided this pot to John and Elizabeth Keeling Stone of nearby Princess Anne County. He also fabricated a silver tea service for them in his own shop.

Provenance:This and its companion pieces descended in the Gatewood and related families of Norfolk and Hampton, Virginia.

Line of Descent through the Stone-Duncan-Gatewood Families:

The silver was probably bought after the marriage of Captain John Stone (d. 1821) and Elizabeth Keeling (1777-1843) in 1799, they lived in Norfolk, VA.

The silver went to daughter Virginia Stone (1813-1893), who married James Fox Duncan (1810-1835) in 1835.

Then the silver was left to daughter Harriet Elizabeth Duncan (1834-1913), who married Rev. Robert Gatewood (1829-1909) in 1854. They lived in Norfolk, VA.

Then it went to son William Gatewood (1869-1946) who married Mary Edwin Hartzel (1868-1951) in 1894. They lived in Newport News, VA.

The silver was left to daughter Harriet Virginia Gatewood (1900-1980) who married William James Sibley (1897-1955) in 1928. They lived in Hampton, VA.

Finally, the silver went to daughter Mary Anderton Sibley (b. 1937) who married Richard Arthur Manning (b. 1934) on 1994. They lived in Charleston, SC.
Mark(s):"I. SCHANCK" in relief within a rectangle in each corner on the bottom; "I•ANDREWS" and "NORFOLK" in relief within rectangles on the side of the base below the spout.
Inscription(s):"JES" in feathered script for John Stone (d. 1821) and Elizabeth Keeling (1777-1843), married in 1799 in Norfolk, Virginia.