Overall: 8 3/4 x 11 x 5 in. ( 22.2 x 27.9 x 12.7 cm ) Silver Weight: 26 oz (troy) 2 dwt (812 g)
engraved: front center of the body: "JDBK" in script
Wrought silver teapot; ovoid body with gadroons around the lower body on a rectangular splayed foot with an applied vertical edge stamped with shells; applied seamed die-rolled band with a grapevine design below an applied convex shoulder; applied vertical lip stamped with a band of shells; high curved spout, seamed on the upper surface, with a notched lip; raised ovoid hinged cover; rectangular gadrooned finial with a band of stamped shells midway; handle sockets rectangular in section, the upper vertical, the lower curved to fit squared silver handle with a die-rolled grapevine design along its center; engraved, "JDBK" in script at the front center of the body; no maker's mark.
This teapot belonged to Joanna DePeyster Kuypers Van Zandt, the grandmother of the donor.
Gift of Joanna Kuypers Sluyter
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