Overall: 10 7/8 x 11 3/8 x 5 in. ( 27.6 x 28.9 x 12.7 cm )
engraved: center front: "T C V W" stamped: on base: "G. EOFF" in rectangle twice
Wrought silver teapot, oval, boat-shaped body on an applied oval stepped pedestal with a vertically applied die-rolled foliate scroll band around the base and a die-rolled floral and acorn band around the top where it joins the body; four paw feet applied to the pedestal; concave shoulder with an applied die-rolled foliate scroll band below and a convex band above; vertically applied, die-rolled foliate scroll band around the rim; hinged, concave lid raised to a flat oval dome in the center covered with chased acanthus leaves; hollow cast acanthus and egg finial; cast, s-curve spout with a notched lip and applied oval pendant; cast silver c-curve handle; rectangular, vertical upper handle socket and scrolled lower socket are fitted with wooden insulators; engraved, "T C V W" in script on the center front; maker's marks on base.
This teapot belonged toTeunis and Catherine Van Winkle, the great-great grandparents of the donors.
Gift of Miss Louise Maunsell Field & Mrs. E. Kennett Drisler
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