Teapot

Description
Apple-shaped teapot on shallow foot ring with domed and stepped, hinged lid topped by a cast flower-and-scroll ball; overall repousse floral decoration includes roses, daisies, chrysanthemums and violets; C-curve handle is pinned into ivory insulators that have been cracked off from acanthus sockets on body. S-curve spout has matching acanthus base and ends in an open-beaked bird's head. Underside of flat bottom fully marked "TIFFANY & CO" above pattern and order numbers and with capacity in cups and gills, all struck incuse in serif and sans serif letters. No centerpunch. Used as a set with creamer and sugar bowl, DL*316497.0008-.0009.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
teapot
date made
ca 1889
maker
Tiffany & Co.
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ivory (insulators material)
Measurements
overall: 12.5 cm x 14.1 cm x 9.4 cm; 4 15/16 in x 5 9/16 in x 3 11/16 in
overall, teapot: 5 1/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 13.0175 cm x 14.2875 cm
overall, handle: 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 7.3025 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
DL*316497.0007
catalog number
316497.0007
accession number
316497
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. King
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