Teapot and Lid, from a Three Piece Tea Service
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
5 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 7 in. (14 x 19.1 x 17.8 cm) (show scale)
On bottom: "Eurana [in gothic letters] SHREVE & CO / SAN FRANCISCO / STERLING"
Scratched initials: "GB"
Scratched above mark: "//"
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Silberberg, by exchange
Teapot (a) and lid (b) with wooden handle; eight-lobed, flattened, gourd-shaped, hand-raised body, which widens toward bottom and sits on narrow foot rim. The circular lid (b) has eight lobes and a pointed four-lobed finial. Bifurcated handle socket is attached to body with two rivets and arches outward in S-curve to cylindrical, tapering wooden handle. The tapered oval spout forms into eight lobes at juncture with body. All silver surfaces are hammered except finial. Part of three-piece service.
CONDITION: Good, minor scratches; some caked-up polish under handle sockets.
Shreve & Company (founded 1852). Teapot and Lid, from a Three Piece Tea Service, ca. 1910. Silver, wood, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 7 in. (14 x 19.1 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Silberberg, by exchange, 1989.22.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1989.22.1a-b.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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