Overall: 10 3/4 x 12 x 7 in. ( 27.3 x 30.5 x 17.8 cm )
engraved front of body: "M A K" in script. stamped on base: "B. GARDINER" in a barbed curved banner over "NEW. YORK" in a serrated curved banner.
Wrought silver teapot; plain, inverted pear-shaped body on a high molded circular foot, applied to the body on a circular pedestal; applied, stepped and concave shoulder with a plain, applied vertical rim; hinged, circular domed lid with an acorn finial; plain, scrolled handle, cast in two halves and seamed; scroll terminals form the handle sockets, which are fitted with ivory insulators; plain, curved spout with a notched lip, cast in two halves and seamed; engraved, "M A K" in script on the front of the body; maker's marks on the base.
This teapot belonged to Morris Ketchum (1796-1880), the great-grandfather of the donor. He married three times. He married his first wife, Catherine Burr on July 22, 1819. His second wife, Angeline Burr, daughter of Silas and Charity Banks Burr, died prior to May 10, 1837, when he married for the third time.
Gift of Mrs. Hugh Willard
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