19th century enamel coffee pot 13¾"

SKU: 18595

US$293
Dating from the nineteenth-century, this lovely enamel coffee pot is white and decorated with blue flowers. A lovely piece that will make a lovely addition to a collection of antique French enamelware. Some wear as seen in photos. These types of coffee pots or cafetières were used by filling its lower part with water, and placing coffee grounds in the basket above the water. It was then heated on a stove or over a fire, causing the water to boil and steam to rise.

This steam percolated through the coffee grounds, extracting flavors and oils. The brewed coffee would then drip back down into the lower chamber, mixing with the rest of the water. Once the brewing process was complete, the coffee could be poured using the spout and handle, ready to be served. This method was favored for the robust flavor it imparted to the coffee.

Heavy wear and rustic condition consistent with age and use. 
Approx. overall 13¾" high x 10¼" x 5"
Approx. overall 35cm high x 26cm x 13cm

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