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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES ca. 1825
DIMENSIONS height: 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm); diameter of base: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
MARKINGS In center: double circle enclosing "FLETCHER & GARDINER" with "PHILA"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Friends of Halsted James
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Teapot, silver. Circular, stepped base with bead molding and capped with flange of egg-and-dart repoussé molding at top beneath globular body. Band of cast shell and scrolls around middle of body. Body topped with flange of egg-and-dart molding and beading in repoussé. Dome-shaped, hinged lid with repoussé acanthus and leaf decoration and leaf-and-berry finial. Wooden ear-shaped handle carved with acanthus scroll and painted black with cast silver mounts at either end. Elongated s-shaped spout, cast acanthus decoration running along bottom of spout from body, cast flower on top of spout at spout opening. CONDITION: Excellent; one minor scratch on upper half of body.
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