Teapot

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Description
Cylindrical teapot with cast melon knop screwed to the hinged lid and a spurred, ear-shaped handle pinned into cylindrical sockets opposite a plain, bellied gooseneck or S curve spout. Body is made of three, vertically seamed pieces and engraved on one side with an indecipherable monogram and crest. Applied gadrooning around lid, outside edge of top, and at bottom as part of foot ring. Body perforated at spout. One finial leaf is struck with "RP / GB" in raised serif letters in a rounded square, a sovereign's head facing left in oval, and lion passant in shield; no date letter evident. Underside of flat bottom is struck with four hallmarks arranged in a triangle, "* / AL" in triangular surround at center, lion passant facing left in pointed-bottom shield above, crowned leopard's head in rounded shield at left, and a gothic or Old English "R" in clipped-corner, pointed-bottom shield to right. No centerpunch.
Location
Currently not on view
date teapot made
1772
date finial made
1847-1848
previous owner
Pell, Alfred Duane
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
silver (body; lid material)
brass (hinge pin material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/8 in x 8 7/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 13.0175 cm x 22.5425 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
DL.60.0329
catalog number
60.0329
accession number
225282
collector/donor number
P-340
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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