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MEDIUM Silver, bone
DATES ca. 1843
DIMENSIONS 8 3/4 x 10 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. (22.2 x 27.6 x 17.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on bottom: "SamL Kirk / [assayer's mark] F / S.K 11.OZ"
INSCRIPTIONS Monogram incised in plain register in center of teapot: Gothic "P"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richman Proskauer
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CAPTION Samuel Kirk (American, 1793-1872). Teapot, ca. 1843. Silver, bone, 8 3/4 x 10 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. (22.2 x 27.6 x 17.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richman Proskauer , 44.60.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 44.60.1_44.60.2_44.60.3_44.60.4_44.60.5_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE group, 44.60.1_44.60.2_44.60.3_44.60.4_44.60.5_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Teapot, silver and bone, with elaborate repoussé decorations; part of a 5-piece tea and coffee service. Squat spherical body raised on round, slightly domed pedestal; round, flat hinged lid at top with molded flower finial; curving spout; opposing, squared handle that rises high above pot, two bone rings near collars of handle. Repoussé decorations: body covered with naturalistic garden scene with trees, flowers, potted plants, birds, and a basket of fruit; lid covered with flowers; spout has large leaf and palmette forms; handle covered with flowers and has ram's head at upper, outside corner; beaded and foliate bands around base of pedestal.
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