Teapot

Description
Seamed, straight-sided oval teapot with flared shoulder and domed oval, hinged lid topped by cast acorns; flat bottom set in. Symmetrical bright-cut decoration on both sides features a pointed shield amidst festoons, one is engraved "MEA" in conjoined foliate script and the other "1859". Additional garlands and sprigs follow the bellied S-curve spout and right-angled handle, almost square in section, which is pinned into rounded insulators and C-curve sockets. Rollerwork and applied beading at lid, rim, shoulder, top and bottom of body, and base of spout. Body perforated at spout. Bottom underside is struck with four incuse marks for "GALE & WILLIS". Part of a three-piece tea service, DL*64.0138A-C.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
teapot
date made
1859
engraved date
1859
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 3/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 19.05 cm x 26.3525 cm x 11.7475 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
DL*64.0138A
catalog number
64.0138A
accession number
250794
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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