Oblong, bulbous teapot with an oval, high-domed, hinged lid topped by a lion's mask knop and four ball-and-claw feet attached to the rounded bottom by large acanthus leaves; engraved "EL" in conjoined foliate script on one side. Seamed body has convex and concave bands below its flared top. Bracket-top, C curve handle with swelled grip is pinned into ivory insulators and cylindrical sockets. Seamed S curve spout has a D-shaped, flared lip. Underside of bottom is struck at center "HUTTON" in raised serif letters in a rectangle flanked by standing spreadwing eagles facing right with heads turned left in horizontal ovals.
Maker is Isaac Hutton (1766-1855) of Albany, NY; working, 1790-1817.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1815
Physical Description
silver (body; lid material)
ivory (insulators material)
teapot: 34 cm x 15.1 cm; 13 3/8 in x 5 15/16 in
overall: 7 5/8 in x 13 3/8 in x 5 3/8 in; 19.3675 cm x 33.9725 cm x 13.6525 cm
place made
United States: New York, Albany
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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