Teapot

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Description
Circular urn-shaped teapot on a beaded, domed pedestal base with beaded, conical hinged lid topped by a cast bulbous vase. Flat-chased and engraved floral and strapwork designs decorate the incurved neck and ovoid body. Bands of large beads at rim and bottom of neck and base. Cast, leafy scrollwork S-curve spout and S-curve handle; handle is pinned into thin insulators with a flared shell or fan for the upper socket and the lower terminal attached with a rosette. Body finely perforated at spout. Circular medallion or tag applied to underside of rounded bottom is embossed "* ROGERS, SMITH & C\o. (arched) / (flourish) / N\o. / NEW HAVEN, C\T. * (curved)" and struck incuse "1833" and "5". From same service as syrup pitcher and stand, DL*60.1146B-.1147.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1862 - 1877
parent company
Meriden Britannia Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
electroplate (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 11 1/4 in x 9 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in; 28.575 cm x 23.1775 cm x 13.6525 cm
ID Number
DL.60.1146A
catalog number
60.1146A
accession number
56985
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jennie M. Griswold
subject
Beverages
Tea Drinking
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History