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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1820
    DIMENSIONS 8 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. (22.2 x 32.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS "W. Thomson" [twice]
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Chester Dale
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION William Thomson (1809-1845). Teapot, ca. 1820. Silver, 8 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. (22.2 x 32.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Chester Dale, 64.76.1. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE group, 64.76.1-.4_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 1966
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Part of four-piece service. Squat, oval-based silver teapot with hinged cover. A seated lamb is finial on dome of cover over repoussée foliate pattern. A continuous repoussée band of bundles of wheat is the border around the lip of the pot and the top and bottom of its foot. Around the shoulder is a repeating repoussée band of: bundles of wheat, windmill, beehives, water mill, haystack cover, scythe and hatchel, rake and plow, wagon and homestead. Plain curving handle with wooden separators is rococo in spirit. The spout is plain, curving at top and angular in lower area, more "Grecian" than handle. CONDITION: Some bumps.
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