Teapot

Object Number: 
1957.222a
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
silver, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. ( 26 x 31.8 x 14.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: inside base: "J E B" stamped: on base: "G. EOFF" in a rectangle twice
Description: 
Wrought silver teapot, oval, boat-shaped body with wide gadrooning around the lower body on an applied round stepped foot with egg and dart applied footring and a die-rolled acorn and floral band pedestal; concave shoulder with an applied egg and dart band below and a convex band above; applied vertical egg and dart rim; hinged, concave lid raised to a flat oval dome in the center covered with chased acanthus leaves; hollow cast finial in the shape of a basket of flowers; cast, s-curve spout with a notched serpents head; cast c-curve handle, made in vertical halves, circular in section and swelling toward a cinched center, handle sockets are formed from the single upper scroll terminus and the double lower terminus; fitted with ivory insulators; engraved, "J E B" in script on the interior of the base; maker's marks on base.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Sheldon Leavitt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group