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Teapot

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver
DATES ca. 1795
DIMENSIONS height x width: 7 7/8 x 12 3/16 in. (20 x 31 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS "I.V" [in cartouche; conventional battle axe and two heads]
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
ACCESSION NUMBER 20.792
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION John Vernon (American, active, 1787-1816). Teapot, ca. 1795. Silver, height x width: 7 7/8 x 12 3/16 in. (20 x 31 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 20.792. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 20.792_glass_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oval, cylindrical teapot, which tapers abruptly towards the rim. There is a row of beading at the top and bottom of the cylinder. The spout is straight and narrow and the handle is of wood, fastened to two silver sockets. The oval lid is hinged, slightly domed, and terminates in an urn-shaped finial. On either side is a shield-shaped medallion containing a monogram. It is suspended from sprays and flanked by symmetrically arranged garland. CONDITION: Good.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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Teapot