Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
5 3/8 x 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (13.7 x 19.7 x 14 cm) (show scale)
On bottom, inscribed: "(in script) [lost and illegible letters, possibly ending in 'ng'] Inc. / (printed) AMERICAN PEWTER / 211"
Inscribed on bottom in script: [lost and illegible letters, possibly ending in " 'ng'] Inc". / (printed) "AMERICAN PEWTER / 211"
Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion
Sleek, pewter teapot with hinged lid and clear plastic accents. Body of cylindrical form which angles outward to base set upon plastic ring foot rim. Cylindrical plastic handle attached at top and bottom of body with pewter collars and rivets; top part of handle extends straight out (parallel to ground and flush with top of teapot) then angles sharply downward and back toward body (overall shape of number "7"). Opposing attached pewter spout angles outward from lower part of body and tapers into small, flat-cut round opening. Flat lid attached to top collar of handle with hinge and rivet; round, flat lid has smaller, raised flat disk in center surmounted by cylindrical, plastic finial with a rounded top, attached with screw.
CONDITION: Fair; small scratches and dings all over; tarnishing and heavier scratching on inside.
Unknown. Tea Pot, ca. 1930. Pewter, plastic, 5 3/8 x 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (13.7 x 19.7 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion, 1994.205.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1994.205.2.jpg)
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