Small, silver-gilt or vermeil teapot with bulbous oval body on a short, flared, oval pedestal base; flat inset top has a central circular opening notched at front and back for the twist-lock cover topped by an ebony urn. Applied decoration includes two cast circular floral wreaths on body, die-rolled bands of scroll-outlined waterleaves at neck and of pointed leaves and single buds at base, and beading at middle of pedestal and shallow S-curve spout with plain upper half and fluted lower half. High, tapered C-curve handle is pinned into two circular rosettes at top and an elongated conical socket at bottom. Brass tag stamped "3327" is wired to handle. Inside and collar of lid and exterior of foot are struck with a total of five hallmarks. Part of a five-piece service, DL*59.2346A-E.

Date Made: 1819 - 1838

Maker: Cahier, Jean-Charles

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, ParisPlace Used: Russia

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Credit Line: Gift of Colonel William E. Shipp

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.59.2346BCatalog Number: 59.2346BAccession Number: 226997Collector/Donor Number: 72

Object Name: teapot

Physical Description: silver (overall material)gold (overall material)ebony (knop, handle material)brass (tag material)Measurements: overall: 4 3/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 11.1125 cm x 17.145 cm x 8.255 cm

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Record Id: nmah_300030

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