Large and worn antique pewter coffee or chocolate pot etched design cottage chic shabby decor

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This antique pewter coffee or chocolate pot sat for many years outside in the cottage garden of an elderly woman in Albuquerque's south valley. When she passed on, the piece was almost forgotten, hidden out there among weeds and grass and a few hardy flowers--hollyhocks and flax--that continued to grow in spite of years of neglect. The pot was broken at the hinge, the ornate handle split at the seam, and the interior liner malformed from decades of exposure to sun and water. Those running the estate sale had overlooked the piece, either on purpose or just because they didn't see it. But of course, with the still gorgeous etched floral design and the raised floral elements throughout, this pot *had* to be rescued and admired for its beauty, which in my eyes was enhanced by the wear on the piece. Clearly no longer a working pot, nor one that I would use to hold water at all, this antique piece is purely decorative. And what lovely decor it is! Place in your own garden, as I've shown in Photos 1 and 4, or take off the lid--remember, the hinge is broken--to hold dried flowers. Or set on a big rustic pine table as a centerpiece, or use as prop for a vintage wedding.

Measures 12" to top of the finial and 10" from handle to spout. Base of pot measures 7" in diameter. Hinge is broken, many dents, dings, scratches. This is not a piece for the person looking for perfection but rather for the one who sees through the state of decline and disrepair to one's essential beauty.

Because true elegance is ever lasting.


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