Teapot

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Description
Raised circular urn-shape teapot with double-flared or -trumpeted, hinged lid topped by a large cast ball on a flared circular pedestal atop a square base with applied sides; one side of body is engraved with a large shaded foliate script "G". Beading at edges of lid, base of almost flat, incurved neck, top and bottom of pedestal, face and back of the S-curve spout and at tops of the cylindrical sockets, into which is pinned a C-curve handle with scrolled waterleaf. Body perforated at spout. Outside of base opposite monogram is struck "I•M\c/.Mullin" in raised italic roman letters in a rectangle. Inside of lid incised "oz / 22= dwt / 13". No marks on underside. Part of a six-piece coffee and tea service, DL*037807-DL*037812.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1797
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
place used
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 10 7/8 in x 10 in x 4 3/8 in; 27.6225 cm x 25.4 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
DL.037809
catalog number
037809
accession number
117389
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Harriet A. Keen
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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