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Teapot

Object Number: 
1974.27b
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Silver, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 11 x 6 in. ( 14 x 27.9 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center front: "A T M" in script engraved: on base: "November 10th 1897" in script Mark: stamped along bottom around periphery four times incuse: "HOWARD & CO." /"NEW YORK" /"STERLING" / "1896". Mark: stamped underside of right front foot also
Description: 
Cast silver teapot in the Georgian melon pattern; round, squat body with a chased lobes decorated with a foliate scroll design; on four cast legs attached to the body with trefoils dropping into paw feet; convex shoulders flared to scalloped rims with applied cast gadrooning; hinged, cast lid with a raised mushroom dome and chased, scrolled foliate design; lobed knob finial; simple, seamed scroll silver handle fitted with ivory insulators; cast, curved spout with notched lip; applied, acanthus leaf pendent at lip; engraved, "A T M" in script on center front, and "November 10th 1897" in script on the base; makers' marks on base.
Gallery Label: 
This teapot was a wedding gift to the donor's parents, Alice Townsend Martin, whose initials are engraved on the service, and Benjamin Brandreth McAlpin, on November 10, 1897.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Townsend M. McAlpin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group