Teapot

Teapot

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Description
Scalloped or ribbed pear-shaped teapot on four cast scroll feet with domed, hinged lid topped by button knop. Fluted S-scroll spout with split lip. Fluted cylindrical sockets for spurred C-shaped handle, which is broken off and stored inside teapot. Body perforated at spout. Underside of body struck with maker's mark and four sets of numbers.
Maker is Shaw & Fisher of Sheffield, England; 1830-1894. The firm specialized in Britannia and, later, electroplated wares.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
teapot
date made
1835-1865
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
Britannia (overall material)
wood (handle material)
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 3/8 in x 5 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 16.1925 cm x 13.6525 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
DL.366312
catalog number
366312
accession number
124063
Credit Line
Gift of Daughters of Mrs. Alice Pike Barney
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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