Teapot

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Description
Small, silver-gilt or vermeil teapot with bulbous oval body on a short, flared, oval pedestal base; flat inset top has a central circular opening notched at front and back for the twist-lock cover topped by an ebony urn. Applied decoration includes two cast circular floral wreaths on body, die-rolled bands of scroll-outlined waterleaves at neck and of pointed leaves and single buds at base, and beading at middle of pedestal and shallow S-curve spout with plain upper half and fluted lower half. High, tapered C-curve handle is pinned into two circular rosettes at top and an elongated conical socket at bottom. Brass tag stamped "3327" is wired to handle. Inside and collar of lid and exterior of foot are struck with a total of five hallmarks. Part of a five-piece service, DL*59.2346A-E.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1819 - 1838
maker
Cahier, Jean-Charles
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
place used
Rossiya
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
ebony (knop, handle material)
brass (tag material)
Measurements
overall: 4 3/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 11.1125 cm x 17.145 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
DL.59.2346B
catalog number
59.2346B
accession number
226997
collector/donor number
72
Credit Line
Gift of Colonel William E. Shipp
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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