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Inverted pear-shaped teapot decorated with intertwined fuschia sprays around its shoulder and a single cast blossom on its hinged, trumpet-shaped, circular lid; engraved "M\L/K" on one side above the circular, low-domed, ruffle-edged foot. Floral-decorated S-curve spout and high-loop, C-curve handle pinned into ivory insulators; body perforated at spout. Underside of flat bottom struck incuse with a stylized "M" trademark, "815" above "2 1/2 P'T'S." in roman letters, and "STERLING" in sans serif letters. From a six-piece coffee and tea service, 1980.0027.01-.06.
Maker is Marcus & Co., of New York, NY; 1892-1962 (merged with Black, Starr & Frost; founded 1810-present).
Currently not on view
Object Name
coffee and tea service, part of
date made
c. 1900
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ivory (insulators material)
overall: 7 in x 10 1/8 in x 6 in; 17.78 cm x 25.7175 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Henry and Mary K. Porter
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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