Object Number: 
ca. 1790-1800
Silver, wood
Overall: 5 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 4 5/8 in. ( 14.6 x 27.3 x 11.7 cm )
engraved: in oval: "A B" stamped: on base: "BRASHER" in a rectangle over "N-YORK" in a rectangle
Seamed silver teapot; oval body with straight sides seamed under the handle; applied, cast beaded and reeded base-band and a beaded band at the shoulder; bands of bright-cut foliate and bell flower decorations around the base and below the shoulder; applied, concave shoulder and flat top with a flat, inset, hinged oval lid 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; applied, cast bead band around the lip; engraved floral motifs over the hinge and around the edge of the lid; straight seamed and tapered spout with bright-cut decoration on each side and a band of bright-cut circles around the lip; handle sockets cylindrical in section with bright-cut circle bands around the edges and fitted with a wooden c-scroll handle; a bright-cut oval and garlands are suspended from bow knots on each side; the oval left of the handle is engraved with the initials, "A B" in bright-cut script; a bright cut strawberry dangles from a bow knot on the reverse; maker's marks on the base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Sr.; The Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. Collection
Purchased from the dealer Robert Ensko of New York by Waldron Phoenix Belknap in 1946.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group