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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
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
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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
IMAGE overall, 45.10.55.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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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.
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