Teapot

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Description
Raised oblong teapot with inset, low-domed, hinged lid on short, oval foot ring. Rounded body is topped by a flat-chased, cyma-curved band featuring anthemions or palmettes flanked by reverse scrolls connected by bud-like motifs that is joined to a flared shoulder with two zigzag lines at opening; engraved double ribbons border lid and foot. Knuckled C-curve handle is pinned into tapered rectangular sockets. Body perforated at spout. Underside of flat bottom struck with five hallmarks arranged in a diamond or lozenge shape, and with an incuse "X" and dot at handle end; two hallmarks inside front of rim. Bottom underside and lid inside are also incised with several sets of letters and numbers, including "RE" in script and weight. Used with teapot stand or tray, DL.380478.
Maker is John Emes of London, England; active, 1796-1808.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1805
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
place owned; place used
United States: Illinois, Albion
Physical Description
silver (body; lid material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 10 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in; 15.24 cm x 26.67 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
DL.380477
catalog number
380477
accession number
153231
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Margaret Edmiston Gamon
subject
Beverages
Tea Drinking
Illinois
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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