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Teapot

Object Number: 
1937.127
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Silver, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 11 x 5 3/4 in. ( 26 x 27.9 x 14.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center front: "RJR" in script stamped: on base: "I. T." in a rectangle surrounded by two leopard's heads in ovals and two unidentifiable pseudohallmarks
Description: 
Wrought silver teapot; oval boat-shaped body; gadrooning around the lower body; set on an oval stepped base joined to the body by an oval pedestal; applied, vertical die-rolled foliate band footring; applied, egg and dart 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 a hollow cast floral finial; scrolled handle, cast in two vertical halves, with scrolled handle sockets which are fitted with ivory insulators; cast and seamed s-curve spout; engraved, "RJR" in bright-cut script on the center; maker's marks on the base.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Gerald F. Shepard
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group