Gold washed, ovoid teapot with domed, hinged lid topped by ball knop on four, double-banded, splayed legs ending in pad feet. Four repousse chased panels filled with a myriad of flowers and foliage cover body; matching floral designs interrupted by an empty C-scroll reserve are on lid. Hollow, angular handle with ball thumbrest has banded, tapered ends pinned into ivory insulators with a faceted upper socket and bracketed lower socket with rosette. Body perforated at S-curve spout. Bottom underside struck incuse "MF'D & PLATED BY / REED & BARTON", "2795","6" and "PATENT APPLIED FOR". From a six-piece coffee and tea service, 1978.0922.01-.06.
Maker is Reed & Barton, Taunton, MA; 1840-present. William C. Beattie of Taunton, MA, assignor to Reed & Barton, received US Design No. 9,405 for this pattern on July 25, 1876.
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