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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES 1818–1845
DIMENSIONS 7 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 5 7/8 in. (18.4 x 20.6 x 14.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, from top to bottom: "G.RICHARDSON" and "WARRANTED" in rectangular stamps with serrated edge
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pewter teapot with hinged lid; Queen Anne style. Pear-shaped body with continuous footed base. Attached ear-shaped handle with scrolled grips in metal painted black. Opposing spout rises almost vertically in elongated S-shape; flat cut oval opening. Hinged lid rises to steep, tapering dome surmounted by finial of disk and beads. CONDITION: Fair; one side of teapot misshapen with multiple dents; paint loss in handle; disk of finial has irregular edge (cut off?); some corrosion on spout.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION George Richardson. Teapot, 1818–1845. Pewter, 7 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 5 7/8 in. (18.4 x 20.6 x 14.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.55. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.55.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.55.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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