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.

Date Made: 1876 or laterDesign Patent Date: 1876-07-25

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Taunton

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0922.03Catalog Number: 1978.0922.03Accession Number: 1978.0922

Object Name: teapot

Physical Description: silver plate (overall material)gold (wash material)ivory (insulators material)Measurements: overall: 10 1/2 in x 8 3/4 in x 5 in; 26.67 cm x 22.225 cm x 12.7 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b0-e523-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1457130

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