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I love this coffee percolator/urn from the 1920s because it represents such a transitional form as American culture adapted to the advent of the electricity in the home. With this form, a fine decorated porcelain coffee pot, en suite with its sugar bowl and creamer, is built to percolate coffee and then dispense it out of a spigot in front. I have not used this to make coffee but I have used it to dispense drinks. Just for the dress-up fun of it.

Fraunfelter was a company also known as Royal Rochester. It manufactured electric coffee pots and coffee pot/urns between the years 1923 and 1939. In 1939 it shut down, probably because this form had already become obsolete. Technology moves so quickly! This is the Golden Pheasant model. It is white porcelain with a beautiful art deco transfer ware decoration of a pheasant on a branch painted on its front. It has wonderfully stylized greek urn revival handles. The sides of the handles are also painted with delicate flowers and leaves. The pot sits on a platinum base with four feet. There is a platinum top with a glass percolator in the center. Platinum spout with blue bakelite handle. Measures 15" high and 9" wide.

Very good condition. No cracks or chips in the porcelain. This urn is missing its interior percolator stem and bowl. The glass percolator top is badly chipped where it fits into the metal top.

Porcelain sugar bowl and creamer have pheasant transfer ware decoration matching that on the coffee urn. They also have stylized greek revival handles matching the urn. On the bottom of the creamer and sugar is stamped in green Fraunfelter China. Sugar measures 5" tall and 6" wide including handles, creamer measures 4" high and 4 1/2" wide including handles. They are both in excellent condition. No chips or cracks.

These are such interesting art deco pieces. They are so evocative of the whirl of change that happened during that fascinating period in American history.

1920s Art Deco Royal Rochester Golden Pheasant Porcelain Electric Percolator/Urn with Creamer and Sugar Bowl


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  • Materials: porcelain, metal, glass
  • Only ships within United States.
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  • Listed on Mar 20, 2011
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