Teapot

Description
Apple-shaped teapot on a seamed, molded base with a flared, hinged lid topped by a cast, pagoda-shape knop. Raised body and lid have engraved bands of leafy scrolls, diaper-patterned reserves, and flowers; cartouches on opposite sides of band around shoulder of body contain a partially decipherable crest of a left-facing, spreadwing bird rising from a heraldic wreath with motto above. Spurred, ear-shape handle is pinned into short voluted sockets. Five-knuckle hinge is applied to exterior of lid and body and secured with two rivets. S curve spout with water leaf on upper lip, shell and cabochon on belly, and ruffles around base. Body perforated at spout. Underside of concave, soldered bottom is struck "Hurd" in raised roman letters in an indistinctly shaped surround. No centerpunch. Polished; engraved details lost and crest is only partially decipherable.
The attribution of this teapot to Boston silversmith Jacob Hurd (1702/3-1758) is questionable.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1755-1765
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
silver (body; lid material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 5 5/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 5 in; 14.2875 cm x 23.495 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
DL*383528
catalog number
383528
accession number
162866
Credit Line
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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