Overall: 10 x 12 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 31.8 x 14 cm )
Mark: stamped on base: pseudo hallmarks, "8" in an oval, crowned lion passant in an oval, crowned leopard's head in a shield engraved: on front: "H" in bright-cut script
Wrought silver teapot; oval in plan with gadrooning around the lower body; upper body flares to chased and repousséd decorative band of scallops and flowers; convex stepped shoulder with applied, vertical die-rolled foliate band around the rim; on an oval stepped base with die-rolled, applied foliate band around the vertical footring; hinged lid oval in plan, flat at edges and raised to oval dome with elaborate cast finial in the shape of a floral bouquet; c-curve hollow handle, made in vertical halves, circular in section, swelling towards a crimped center, with bulbous thumbpieces; handle sockets create a single upper terminal and a double lower terminal; ivory insulators; plain, curved spout with a notched lip, seamed up the back; bright-cut engraved, "H" (for Hendricks) in the front center; maker's marks on the base.
Descended in the Hendricks family of New York.
Gift of Robert G. Goelet
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