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Tea Pot

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Pewter, plastic
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES ca. 1930
    DIMENSIONS 5 3/8 x 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (13.7 x 19.7 x 14 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On bottom, inscribed: "(in script) [lost and illegible letters, possibly ending in 'ng'] Inc. / (printed) AMERICAN PEWTER / 211"
    INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed on bottom in script: [lost and illegible letters, possibly ending in " 'ng'] Inc". / (printed) "AMERICAN PEWTER / 211"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1994.205.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Tea Pot, ca. 1930. Pewter, plastic, 5 3/8 x 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (13.7 x 19.7 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion, 1994.205.2. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE mark, CUR.1994.205.2_mark.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sleek, pewter teapot with hinged lid and clear plastic accents. Body of cylindrical form which angles outward to base set upon plastic ring foot rim. Cylindrical plastic handle attached at top and bottom of body with pewter collars and rivets; top part of handle extends straight out (parallel to ground and flush with top of teapot) then angles sharply downward and back toward body (overall shape of number "7"). Opposing attached pewter spout angles outward from lower part of body and tapers into small, flat-cut round opening. Flat lid attached to top collar of handle with hinge and rivet; round, flat lid has smaller, raised flat disk in center surmounted by cylindrical, plastic finial with a rounded top, attached with screw. CONDITION: Fair; small scratches and dings all over; tarnishing and heavier scratching on inside.
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