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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Possible Place Made: Pennsylvania, United States
  • DATES 18th century
    DIMENSIONS 5 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 4 7/8 in. (14.9 x 25.1 x 12.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Impressed on inside bottom of teapot in center, barely distinguishable round mark, could be two kissing birds (love birds) -- unidentified "love" touch.
    INSCRIPTIONS Affixed on underside, white rectangular sticker with "308" written and crossed out in blue ink.
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 45.10.209
    CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Teapot, 18th century. Pewter, 5 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 4 7/8 in. (14.9 x 25.1 x 12.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.209. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 45.10.209.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pewter teapot with hinged lid and wooden handle, Philadelphia type. Squat cylindrical (drum-shaped) body tapers slightly to shoulder; flat collar with round, raised opening at top. Wooden C-shaped handle with scrolled grip on top attached with pins and pewter collars. Opposing straight, cylindrical spout with flat-cut opening. Flat round lid hinged to collar near handle; center rises to narrow dome with urn-shaped finial. Decorated beaded band around bottom edge and shoulder of teapot and two bands around edge of lid. CONDITION: Fair; allover tarnish, scratches, pitting, and spots of discoloration; corrosion around handle collars.
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