On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
height: 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm); diameter of base: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm) (show scale)
In center: double circle enclosing "FLETCHER & GARDINER" with "PHILA"
Gift of the Friends of Halsted James
Teapot, silver. Circular, stepped base with bead molding and capped with flange of egg-and-dart repoussé molding at top beneath globular body. Band of cast shell and scrolls around middle of body. Body topped with flange of egg-and-dart molding and beading in repoussé. Dome-shaped, hinged lid with repoussé acanthus and leaf decoration and leaf-and-berry finial. Wooden ear-shaped handle carved with acanthus scroll and painted black with cast silver mounts at either end. Elongated s-shaped spout, cast acanthus decoration running along bottom of spout from body, cast flower on top of spout at spout opening.
CONDITION: Excellent; one minor scratch on upper half of body.
Sidney Gardiner. Teapot, ca. 1825. Silver, height: 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm); diameter of base: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Friends of Halsted James, 76.36. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.36_SL4.jpg)
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