Overall: 6 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 5 5/8 in. ( 15.9 x 28.6 x 14.3 cm )
engraved: at front center: "1871" in overlapping gothing numerals
engraved: at back center: "M A B" in overlapping gothic letters
Mark: stamped on base: fleur-di-lis over "STERLING" over a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, an anchor in a rectangle
Spun silver teapot; plain hemispherical body made in halves and joined around the middle with a die-rolled decorative band; band of hearts and foliate scrolls on a textured ground between two plain bands; applied, plain vertical footring; applied, vertical beaded rim; hinged, low domed lid with a ball on disk finial; cast in halves and seamed loop handle with a pointed leaf thumbpiece with leaf and berry motif below; stylized acanthus upper handle socket and tear drop shaped lower socket fitted with ivory insulators; high, cast and seamed, curved spout with three chased lines up each side; "1871" engraved in overlapping gothic numerals on the front centers, "M A B" engraved in gothic script on the rear centers; maker's marks on the bases.
Gift of Mr. Dudley Davis in memory of his mother, Marie Antoinette Baker Davis
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