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Teapot

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES ca. 1795
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/16 x 12 3/16 in. (18 x 31 cm)
    MARKINGS "I.V" [in cartouche, with conventional battle-axe and two heads]
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 20.782
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oval, cylindrical teapot, which tapers abruptly towards the rim. There is a narrow molding at the top and bottom of cylinder. The long, narrow spout is straight and the wooden handle is fastened to two silver projections. There is an oval, hinged lid with a slight dome terminating in an urn-shaped finial. On either side are oval medallions with scalloped edges, suspended from floral and leaf sprays, which contain a monogram. There is a border of small chevron-like leaves. Condition: Good.
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