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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MAKER Sunshing
  • Place Made: Canton, China
  • DATES ca.1880
    DIMENSIONS 6 x 11 1/2 x 4 in. (15.2 x 29.2 x 10.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Stamped on base: "SS"
    SIGNATURE Unsigned
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE George C. Brackett Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Chinese. Teapot, ca.1880. Silver, 6 x 11 1/2 x 4 in. (15.2 x 29.2 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, George C. Brackett Fund, 33.246. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 33.246_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver teapot, oval-shaped body with straight sides, beaded around the foot, shoulder and lid. Wood finial and handle. Rivets as well as solder attach handle and spout. It is decorated with bright-cut foliate chain around the base and shoulder and is engraved with oval vacant cartouche centered on front. CONDITION: Good, lower portion of finial is damaged and partly missing.
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