Squat baluster-shape teapot with a slightly domed, hinged lid topped by a ring of floral scrolls, a matching cast floral rim and sprig decoration on its body in imitation of bright-cut engraving; flat bottom. C-curve handle has a scrolled acanthus sprig and conical struts. S-curve spout with acanthus at lip and leafy scrolls at sides of wide ribbed base. Perforated convex strainer applied inside body at spout. Bottom underside struck incuse with a horizontal-banded circular mark for "BRISTOL (arched) / PLATE CO. (across center in band) / U.S.A. / QUADRUPLE PLATE (curved)" in sans serif letters above "357". Inside lid struck "24". From a four-piece tea service, DL*66.0275-.0278.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1890
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 6 1/2 in x 8 5/8 in x 5 3/8 in; 16.51 cm x 21.844 cm x 13.716 cm
overall: 7 in x 8 1/2 in x 5 1/8 in; 17.78 cm x 21.59 cm x 13.0175 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, New Bedford
place used
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Steven T. Myers
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