Silver coffee pot by Bailey and Company. Bearing an inscription on the base, concerning Mrs William J Duane, wife of Honerable W J Duane, Secretary of US Treasury, together with a printed geneology
Lot 1000Y
An American silver urn form coffee pot
Bailey & Co., 1848-78
Sold for US$ 4,375 inc. premium
Auction Details
Silver coffee pot by Bailey and Company. Bearing an inscription on the base, concerning Mrs William J Duane, wife of Honerable W J Duane, Secretary of US Treasury, together with a printed geneology
Lot Details
Property of the descendants of Benjamin Franklin
An American coin silver urn form coffee pot
Bailey & Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1848-78
The underside of foot engraved with the presentation inscription: Presented to/Mrs. William J. Duane,/Granddaughter of Dr. Franklin./as a testimonial of respect/for her own Virtues and for those of/her Husband,/late Secretary of the United States Treasury/whose regard for the Laws was visited/on him by deprivation of Office/loss of Official favor and/political and partisan persecution
Together with a printed genealogy document, approximately 35 oz troy gross.
height 12in (30.4cm); length over handle and spout 11 1/4in (28.6cm) (2)

Footnotes

  • This coffee pot was presented to Deborah Franklin Duane, Benjamin Franklin's granddaughter through his daughter Sarah, as a mark of respect both for her own merits and for those of her husband, a former Secretary of State to the US Treasury. William Duane had been forced out of office for refusing to carry out what he regarded as the unlawful instructions of President Andrew Jackson with regard to the nation's deposits.
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