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Teapot

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MAKER William Will
MEDIUM Pewter, peawood
DATES 1764-1796
DIMENSIONS 5 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (13.3 x 21.3 x 11.4 cm)
MARKINGS Impressed on inside bottom in center: "X" above "Wm_WILL" in rectangle with serrated edge [the "m" is in superscript and underlined].
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 45.10.184
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pewter teapot with hinged lid and peawood handle, Queen Anne type. Pear-shaped body rises from flat bottom. Large ear-shaped handle with scrolled grips attached with pewter collars. Opposing spout undulates as it rises, tapers to oval flat cut opening. Hinged lid rises to high dome, surmounted by decorative finial. CONDITION: Good; all-over tarnish and spots of discoloration; some scratches and pitting; cracks in wooden handle.
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