Inverted pear-shaped, serpentine-paneled teapot engraved "AMC" in conjoined foliate script on a stepped pedestal base with circular foot. Stepped and domed, hinged lid is topped by a cast urn filled with flowers and a plumed scroll, and fits inside the everted, reverse cyma-edged rim above incurved neck. Applied beading at base of neck, top of pedestal, and foot. Spurred, faceted, S-curve handle is pinned into ivory insulators and scrolled sockets. Seamed, S-curve spout has a faceted lower half, raised ring at middle, and split lip with applied drop on top. Body perforated at spout. Underside of rounded bottom struck with maker's mark between two pseudo-hallmarks. Centerpunch visible. Part of a three-piece service, 1988.0252.1-.3.
Maker is Gale, Wood & Hughes (William Gale Sr., Jacob Wood, and Jasper Hughes) of New York, NY; in partnership, 1833-1845.
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Object Name
date made
Gale, Wood & Hughes
Physical Description
silver (body; lid material)
ivory (insulators material)
overall: 11 1/8 in x 11 7/8 in x 6 5/8 in; 28.2575 cm x 30.1625 cm x 16.8275 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Donald Beggs
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