Teapot

Object Number: 
1941.939b
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Silver, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. ( 21.6 x 24.8 x 15.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on base: "Wm.. F. LADD" in a conforming rectangle over "NEW YORK " in a conforming rectangle
Description: 
Wrought silver teapot; octagonal, lantern-shaped body with an extended neck; rounded base set on four scroll feet with acanthus leaves at the knees; plain convex band at the shoulder; cast and applied octagonal stepped rim; octagonal domed lid with an octagonal balustrade finial; squared s-curve spout with a notched lip; plain band around the lip rim; three sides engraved with foliated scrolls, garland of leaves engraved above the spout seam; cast, scrolled silver handle fitted with ivory insulators; acanthus leaf thumbpiece and cast acanthus blossom above the lower insulator; crisp engraving of foliate scrolls with japanesque figures and scenes on each of the eight segments of the body; eight different flowers engraved on the rounded base; maker's marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This teapot belonged to Harriet Lyon McMartin, wife of Peter McMartin and great-grandmother of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Harriet McMartin Richards
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group