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Rare Tennessee coin silver coffee pot, marked “W. H. Calhoun Tenn.” with three pseudo hallmarks (William H. Calhoun, Nashville, Tennessee, working 1839-1865). Engraved in one of the cartouche shields, “To Mrs H. Bruner 1865”. The engraving is assumed to be a later date, since Calhoun died in 1865. Elaborate floral and leaf repousse engraving, branch design handle, flower finial. Note – a pitcher with similar repousse engraving and the same inscription, “To Mrs. H. Bruner” has a full page illustration in The Art of Tennessee, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, p. 108. Condition – excellent, missing ivory insulators for handle. 12 3/8″ height, approx. 35 oz troy. Circa 1855. Private collection. Comment – the coffee pot form marked by a Tennessee silversmith is very rare, as no other documented examples are presently known.