1910 - 1920
Silver plate, wood
Overall: 6 7/8 x 10 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. ( 17.5 x 27.3 x 13.7 cm )
engraved: center front: "T. L" in block letters stamped: on base: "6/ DERBY SILVER CO./ 1601"
Cast silver plate teapot; oval in plan, concave and convex fluted body tapering to an oval base; concave shoulder is raised to a flat rim; flat inset lid with a high, narrow oval dome in the center surmounted by a cast knop finial; cast s-curve spout, notched at the lip, grooved at the sides; rectangular handle sockets fitted with a squared wooden handle with a scroll thumbpiece; "T. L" engraved in block letters on the center front; maker's mark on the base.
This teapot bears the initials of Townsend Lawrence (1870-1951), a stockbroker who lived in Manhattan and maintained a country estate, Willow Bank, in Flushing.
Gift of Townsend Lawrence
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