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Oblong teapot with rounded lower body and slightly concave upper body with incurved top joined by a cyma-curved, flat-chased band of anthemions or palmettes flanked by reverse scrolls connected by a bud-like motif. Double ribbons border the oval, low-domed, hinged lid and short, tapered, oval foot ring. Knuckled C-curve handle is pinned into tapered rectangular sockets. Body perforated at spout. Underside of flat bottom is struck with five hallmarks arranged in a diamond or lozenge shape and with an incuse "X" and dot at handle end; two hallmarks on inside front of rim. Bottom underside and lid inside are incised with several sets of letters and numbers, including "RE" in script and weight. Belongs with stand, DL*380478.
Maker is John Emes of London, England; active, 1796-1808.
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date made
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
silver (body; lid material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 6 in x 10 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in; 15.24 cm x 26.67 cm x 12.065 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Margaret Edmiston Gamon
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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