A unique example, it was first sold as a souvenir of the town of Beuzeville France. It dates from 1900-1910.
The large picture at the bottom front depicts the "Route de Pont Rudemer" in Beuzeville. It has historical merit as it pictures the town in the early 1900's.
The three pieces of this very large cafetiere/biggins are of enameled metal. The pot has the classic goose neck spout. The it has a triple red stripe at the center, just above the large city scene. The filter pot has a large bouquet of red and yellow flowers (green leaves) and with three smaller bouquets cascading to the left. There is are matching red strips around the filter pot as well as the lid.
The pot is very tall, measuring 15". The diameter of the filter pot is 3 1/2", the diameter of the bottom of the coffee pot is 5 1/1". The large painted scene measures 6" x 5".
The pot is in good antique condition. There are cracks and chips to the enamel as is expected of a piece this old which was used continuously. There are old patches at the bottom where the metal has worn through. There are worn through spots at the bottom of the coffee pot. Amazingly, the filter has no visible worn places at the bottom strainer. The pictorial scene is in amazing condition, still visible with detailing and color.
This is a fabulous piece for collectors as it has provenance from a specific place. As a decorative object it is simply magnificent.
Item ID: P366