Decorative Arts and Design
Silver, bone or ivory
6 x 9 3/8 x 6 in. (15.2 x 23.8 x 15.2 cm) (show scale)
Stamped on bottom: "Tiffany & Company / 1516 / M Quality 925-1000 M / 2740 / 550 Broadway"
Inscribed on body on one side of pot: "Presented to / Peter B. Anderson / by the / Old Dominion Steamship Co. / 1868."
Inscribed on the opposite side of the body: a large paddle wheel steamboat.
Gift of Eleanor Keveney in memory of Clarence A. Pratt
Silver teapot, part of a five-piece service. Globular body with modified Greek key band around mid-section. Lid slightly domed and hinged to body surmounted by berry finial. Short vertical spout joined to body with inverted fan-like palmette on underside; round C-shaped handle joined to body with scroll motif and saw-tooth band (top juncture). Rings of bone or ivory set between handle and body.
CONDITION: Eight small dents in body.
This item is not on view
Tiffany & Company (American, founded 1853). Tea Pot, ca. 1868. Silver, bone or ivory, 6 x 9 3/8 x 6 in. (15.2 x 23.8 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Eleanor Keveney in memory of Clarence A. Pratt, 71.144.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.144.2_left.jpg)
overall, 71.144.2_left.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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