An outstanding American pewter coffeepot, touchmarked for William Lyman of Wallingford and Meridan, Connecticut. In very fine condition with only a few minor surface rubs and scratches, all mild, anticipated wear for normal use. The pewter has a rich, satiny patina - it gleams in the firelight. This particularly elegant Neoclassical form was popular in the North and Mid-Atlantic States during that period.
William Lyman, in addition to being a pewter-smith, was a respected inventor, awarded several US patents. (His most famous was the rotating wheel can opener, invented in 1870.) He also held patents dedicated to improvements to various household / kitchen prep tools, such as the refrigerating pitcher, which he introduced in 1858. You can see from our last photo, which is a copy of his patent sketch, that the form of this pitcher reflects the Neoclassical lines of our earlier coffee pot.
The Lyman pewter coffee pot would be impressive addition to your home and, as with most quality antiques, it can be used as originally intended and it also can be displayed with pride. For similar examples of American pewter, see "American Pewter", J. B. Kerfoot, Crown Publishers. 11 1/2"T, 11" from the back of the handle to the tip of the spot; bottom diameter 5"