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Raised, shallow double-bellied circular teapot with domed, hinged lid topped by a cast swan, its head down and wings outstretched, on a flared pedestal of overlapping waterleaves or acanthus atop a flat circular base. Four, freestanding, upward-curved lobes are mounted to the high C-loop cylindrical handle, which is pinned into ivory insulators and flared circular ruffled sockets, while a cast sea creature rides the short, acanthus-covered, bellied spout. Chased and repousse clusters of fruit and flowers encircle the flat shoulder and neoclassical arabesques with birds and swans separated by circular masks are around upper body. Cover is engraved in front of swan with the McKim crest above the gothic or Old English letters "H M\c K". Outside of base struck with maker's mark and Baltimore Assay Office hallmarks. Centerpunch on underside of body. From tea and coffee service, DL*382527-DL*382529.
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date made
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 9 7/8 in x 12 1/4 in x 7 1/8 in; 25.0825 cm x 31.115 cm x 18.0975 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. William Duncan McKim
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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