Expanded Hours

We're now open Wednesdays through Sundays! Proof of vaccination is required. Learn more >

Teapot

Object Number: 
1956.138a
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Silver, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/8 x 11 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. ( 18.1 x 29.2 x 11.1 cm )
Marks: 
Mark: stamped on base: "W.G.Forbes" in a conforming rectangle between an eagle's head in an oval and a sheaf of wheat in a rectangle (DuBois' pseudohallmarks)
Description: 
Seamed silver teapot; oval, boat-shaped body seamed beneath the handle, with a concave shoulder and a flat oval base; simple, scalloped line-border engraved on the foot ring and around the edge of the lid; bright-cut geometric floral design below the shoulder; long, curved spout; hinged, concave lid flared to a small dome with a urn shape finial; two round sockets for a wooden scroll handle; shield-shaped reserve on both sides of the body surrounded by an engraved garland and an oval of geometric designs; engraved with the initials, "AMW" in script in the front reserve; makers marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This tea service was owned in the Verplanck family and used in the Verplanck Mansion at 3 Wall St (1750-1822). A similar service with the marks of Forbes and DuBois can be found at the Yale University Art Gallery (1960.53.1-3).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group