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Tea Pot

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver, bone or ivory
DATES ca. 1868
DIMENSIONS 6 x 9 3/8 x 6 in. (15.2 x 23.8 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on bottom: "Tiffany & Company / 1516 / M Quality 925-1000 M / 2740 / 550 Broadway"
SIGNATURE No signature
INSCRIPTIONS 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.
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 71.144.2
CREDIT LINE Gift of Eleanor Keveney in memory of Clarence A. Pratt
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 71.144.2_left.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (80%)
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