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.
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Object Name
date made
1819 - 1838
Cahier, Jean-Charles
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
ebony (knop, handle material)
brass (tag material)
overall: 10.8 cm x 17.2 cm x 8.5 cm; 4 1/4 in x 6 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in
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
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
place used
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Colonel William E. Shipp
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