Overall: 10 3/4 x 12 1/4 x 6 in. ( 27.3 x 31.1 x 15.2 cm )
Silver Weight: 31 oz (troy) 2 dwt (967 g)
engraved: on front: "B" in bright-cut script
stamped: on base: "I. T." in a conforming rectangle, between two illegible pseudo-hallmarks
Wrought silver teapot; oval boat-shaped body on oval stepped base joined to the body by an oval pedestal; applied, vertical die-rolled foliate band footring; applied, die-rolled foliate band around the pedestal; applied, die rolled foliated band below the stepped convex shoulder; applied, vertical die-rolled foliate band rim; hinged, oval domed lid with gadrooning around the top of the dome with a urn-shaped finial; cast and seamed scrolled handle crimped below and above the single handle terminals forming oval bands; cast and seamed curved spout; bottom half ten sided, oval band in the middle, plain with notched lip and an acanthus leaf pendent on top half; engraved, "H" in bright-cut script on the center front of each body; maker's marks on the base.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Townsend Lawrence
Walter Bowne (1770-1846), who married Eliza Southgate (1783-1809); probably to their daughter Mary King (1808-1874), who married John Watson Lawrence (1800-1880); to their son Walter Bowne Lawrence (1839-1912), who married Annie Townsend (1841-1902); to their son Townsend Lawrence (1871-1952), who married (2nd) Caroline L. Bogert Browne (1882-1942), the donors.
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