Teapot

Object Number: 
1948.6a
Date: 
ca. 1790-1800
Medium: 
Silver, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 12 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. ( 17.8 x 31.8 x 11.1 cm )
Marks: 
Engraving: Center front shield framed with bright-cut engraved floral festoons with foliate swags suspended from bright-cut engraved patera, with bright-cut engraved tied foliate branches at shield bottom. Shield suspended from bright-cut engraved bow and
Description: 
Seamed silver teapot; oval in plan with straight sides, seamed beneath the handle; applied beaded bands around the base and below the shoulder; bright-cut bell flower, dot and wave bands above the lower beaded band and below the shoulder band; concave shoulder raised to a flat rim; hinged, inset concave rim raised to a low oval dome in the center; hollow cast urn finial screwed through the top; handle sockets are cylindrical in section with beaded bands around the outer edge; fitted with a wooden c-scroll handle; seamed, straight, tapered spout; bright-cut shields suspended from a bow knots with floral garlands behind, engraved, "M B" in bright-cut script; maker's marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This teapot probably belonged to Evert Bush, a New York City boat builder. He married Mary McEachron.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mary E. Warner
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group