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Teapot and Lid

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS a. Teapot: 3 x 7 x 5 1/8 in. (7.2 x 17.8 x 13.0 cm) b. Lid: 1 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. (4.5 x 8.0 x 8.0 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS inside lid (b), impressed mark, "P".
    SIGNATURE Unsigned
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.108.23a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Teapot and Lid, 19th century. Glazed earthenware, a. Teapot: 3 x 7 x 5 1/8 in. (7.2 x 17.8 x 13.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.23a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE component, side, CUR.1999.108.23a_side.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
    "CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Teapot (a) and lid (b), glazed earthenware. Molded form. Teapot has squat round form with footed base. Body has overall raised scrolling vine motif. Center has raised edge. Flared spout continues with vine design. The handle at its apex has a type of wheel motif. Lid mimics vine design on the teapot. Finial has raised wheel motif similar to the handle. Overall pale, muted yellow. Condition: Good overall condition. Chip to spout, rim and foot of teapot (a). Interior of teapot heavily stained from use. Chips to rim of lid (b). Rim and chip stained from use as well. Catalogued by Judith Pineiro 2-22-2000 Entered by Kendra Weisbin 2-10-2005
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    Teapot and Lid