On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
5 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 4 7/8 in. (14.9 x 25.1 x 12.4 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on inside bottom of teapot in center, barely distinguishable round mark, could be two kissing birds (love birds) -- unidentified "love" touch.
Affixed on underside, white rectangular sticker with "308" written and crossed out in blue ink.
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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
overall, 45.10.209.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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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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