Overall: 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 5 in. ( 21.6 x 27.3 x 12.7 cm )
engraved: center front: "W M B" in script
stamped: on base: "925/ STERLING/ 1000" over a crown above "B/ B. S. S. Co."
Wrought silver teapot; oval, boat-shaped body; gadrooning around the lower body; on a splayed and stepped rectangular foot with an applied, die rolled foliate band around the footring; upper body tapers and flares to a die rolled grapevine band below the shoulder; concave shoulder is raised to an applied bell flower rim; rectangular, hinged lid raised to a flat dome with a cast acanthus and egg finial; squared s-curve spout, cast in vertical halves, with an acanthus pendant at the lip; rectangular handle sockets with applied bell flower bands around the edges are fitted with a squared and grooved wooden handle; engraved, "W M B" in script on the center front; maker's marks on the base.
Gift of Miss Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
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