On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
"I.V" [in cartouche, with conventional battle-axe and two heads]
Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett
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John Vernon (American, 1768-1815). Teapot, ca. 1795. Silver, 7 1/16 x 12 3/16 in. (18 x 31 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 20.782. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.782_acetate_bw.jpg)
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Oval, cylindrical teapot, which tapers abruptly towards the rim. There is a narrow molding at the top and bottom of cylinder. The long, narrow spout is straight and the wooden handle is fastened to two silver projections. There is an oval, hinged lid with a slight dome terminating in an urn-shaped finial. On either side are oval medallions with scalloped edges, suspended from floral and leaf sprays, which contain a monogram. There is a border of small chevron-like leaves.
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