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Teapot

Object Number: 
1950.340
Date: 
ca. 1785-1789
Medium: 
Silver, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 11 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 15.9 x 29.2 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in oval right of the handle: the De Peyster family crest, a tree in a field in oval left of the handle are the initials, "W C D P" in bright-cut script; engraved: in oval left of the handle: "W C D P" in bright-cut script stamped: on base: "P
Description: 
Seamed silver teapot; oval body with straight sides seamed under the handle; applied, cast beaded band at the base and at the shoulder; applied, concave shoulder and flat top with an inset, hinged oval lid raised to a low dome in the center with a pineapple and leaf finial screwed through the center; bright-cut foliate and bell flower bands around the edge of the shoulder and the edge of the lid; engraved floral motif over the hinge; straight seamed and tapered spout; handle sockets cylindrical in section and fitted with a wooden c-scroll handle; bright-cut oval suspended from a bow knot and surrounded by floral garlands on each side; in oval right of the handle is the De Peyster family crest, a tree in a field; in oval left of the handle are the initials, "W C D P" in bright-cut script; maker's marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
Belonged to William De Peyster, Jr. (1735-1803) and his second wife, Christina Dally (1748-1813), whose initials are engraved in the center.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Sr.; The Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group