- Museum number
Coffee maker, tin, a 'flip' coffee pot, or 'Napolitana', with double chamber comprising a separate boiler and coffee-pot, both with black plastic handles. The boiler, with no spout, holds the coffee lidded filter with pierced lid and pierced compartment inside. The coffee pot sits on top of the boiler, placed upside down: when the water has boiled the whole coffee maker is 'flipped' upside down to allow the water to filter through the grounds into the coffee pot. Once the coffee is ready, the boiler with filter is removed leaving the full coffee pot, which has a separate lid. The handles of both pots riveted at top and bottom.
- Production date
Diameter: 6 centimetres (both pots)
Height: 15 centimetres (assembled)
Height: 8 centimetres (boiler)
Height: 10.50 centimetres (coffee pot with lid)
Height: 9 centimetres (filter with lid)
- Curator's comments
- The type of coffee maker has been widely used in Naples since the 19th century. Often they were kept on shelves in people's homes but never used, and this one is in remarkably good condition, suggesting that it too was hardly used. The Neapolitan 'flip' coffee pot provided the inspiration for Alessi's version designed by Riccardo Dalisi between 1979 and 1987 (see 2014,8024.517).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number