Teapot

Description:

Raised, pear-shaped teapot on short foot ring with high- or bell-domed, hinged lid topped by a compressed-ball knop and a C-curve handle pinned into cylindrical sockets opposite a seamed, faceted S-curve spout, octagonal in section, ending in a bird's head. Right-angled, three-knuckle hinge attaches to mid-molding on lid and outer end of the upper socket. Body perforated at spout. Underside of rounded bottom is engraved "M / HRB" in shaded roman letters and struck "BTE" in raised letters in a rectangle, both on same side of centerpoint; a circled "106" incised near edge.

Maker is Barent Ten Eyck (1714-1795) of Albany, NY. Barent's father, Konraet Ten Eyck (also Coenradt, Coenraet or Coenraedt; 1678-1753), and his older brother, Jacob C. Ten Eyck (1705-1793) were also silversmiths. Barent made silver for the Indian trade; few pieces of domestic wares by him are known.

Date Made: ca 1735

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Albany

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Credit Line: Gift of Duncan L. Edwards in memory of his sister, Helen Park Edwards

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.66.0457Catalog Number: 66.0457Accession Number: 1977.0770

Object Name: teapot

Physical Description: silver (body; lid material)wood (handle material)Measurements: overall: 7 1/2 in x 8 in x 4 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 20.32 cm x 11.43 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b1-fed2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_304703

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