William Simpkins (American, 1704-1780). <em>Teapot</em>, 18th century. Silver with wooden handle, 6 1/8 x 9 9/16 x 4 15/16 in. (15.6 x 24.3 x 12.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc., 1997.188.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.188.2_PS6.jpg)


Artist:William Simpkins

Medium: Silver with wooden handle

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:18th century

Dimensions: 6 1/8 x 9 9/16 x 4 15/16 in. (15.6 x 24.3 x 12.5 cm)


Museum Location: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, From Colonies to States, 1660–1830


Accession Number: 1997.188.2

Image: 1997.188.2_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Silver teapot with inverted, pear-shaped body on stepped, molded, applied foot ring. Short, cast, s-shaped spout with fluted panels at lower section and blank acanthus pad at the top of spout. C-shaped wooden handle with c-curved thumb rest; cylindrical lower socket, scrolled upper socket. Slightly domed, hinged lid with cast, inverted pineapple finial. Shoulder of pot is chased with ruffles, c-scrolls, and floral motifs. Chased, eight-pointed medallion centers finial. CONDITION: Normal wear, otherwise fine.

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