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Raised, chased and repousse baluster-shaped teapot on flared pedestal base with domed and lobed, hinged lid topped by a cast acanthus-and-berry finial. Ribbing around neck conforms to lobes on lid; two reserves on body are formed by ogival arches, ruffled C-scrolls and flowers, one is engraved "C.E.O." in shaded gothic or Old English letters. Cast and applied scalloped rim, smooth on inside; beading at foot. High-loop S-curve handle with scrolled acanthus is pinned into ivory insulators and scrolled sockets. Body perforated at faceted S-curve spout with raised bead at middle and applied shell on top lip. Underside of convex bottom struck around centerpunch, "TIFFANY & C\o." and "550 BROADWAY.N-Y" encircling "4838" (covers centerpunch), "G & W" stamped once, and "5", all in incuse serif letters. From a six-piece coffee and tea service, DL*316497.0001-.0006.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1860
Tiffany & Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
place used
United States: New York, Staten Island
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ivory (insulators material)
overall: 9 1/4 in x 10 1/8 in x 6 1/8 in; 23.495 cm x 25.7175 cm x 15.5575 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. King
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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