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Compressed globular teapot having a squat, plain, incurved neck with heavy, cast floral rim above chased and repousse lobes alternating in width and scrollwork decoration; four cast paw feet attached to flat bottom set in. Matching, domed, hinged lid with flared edge is topped by a cast circular floral knob. Spurred C- and S-curve ivory handle is pinned into spiral-scrolled sockets. S-curve spout has elongated D-shaped lip, faceted face and round belly. Body perforated at spout. Bottom underside struck with an incuse serif "R" at center and incised "FF" in script. From a four-piece coffee and tea service, DL*387944A-D.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1835
place made
United States
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ivory (handle material)
overall: 6 1/2 in x 9 7/8 in x 6 5/8 in; 16.51 cm x 25.0825 cm x 16.8275 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of Amy Wetmore May
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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