Small, Aesthetic-style, raised and spot-hammered, apple-shaped teapot; oxblood finish with applied silver decoration on opposite sides of an owl in a two-branched tree with linear-veined leaves and two moths or butterflies flying near a flowering branch of cherry or fruit blossoms. Low-domed, flared cover with ribbed ebony knop. High-arched, cane-wrapped bail handle is looped around rings attached at shoulders. Tinned interior. Body perforated at spout. Underside of concave bottom is struck with four incuse marks, an anchor in shield, "GORHAM CO." in sans serif letters, and "Y51" above "O" in serif letters.
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Object Name
date made
Gorham Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
copper (body, cover material)
silver (decoration material)
ebony (knop material)
cane (handle wrapping material)
teapot: 5 in x 4 1/8 in; 12.7 cm x 10.414 cm
overall: 4 1/2 in x 5 in x 5 3/8 in; 11.43 cm x 12.7 cm x 13.6525 cm
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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