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Teapot

Object Number: 
1983.20
Date: 
1873-1874
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. ( 13.3 x 21 x 8.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on base: "TIFFANY & CO./ 3024/ STERLING/ M (in gothic script)/ UNION SQUARE"
Description: 
Seamed and cast silver teapot in the Japanese style; flat, smooth finished cylindrical body; applied, stylized, silver bamboo appliques set on both sides of the body at angles; two die-rolled decorative floral bands applied around the curved sides and base; set into a cast, rectangular pedestal with scallops in the center of each side and four square feet; square cast spout with hand hammered geometric scroll decoration in a band around the center and along the joint seam; curved tapered spout with hand-hammered geometric decoration fitted with ivory insulators; loop lower handle socket and a trapezoidal flange; upper socket decorated with geometric appliques; hinged, rectangular lid, flat at the edges and raised to a low rectangular dome in the center; loop handle finial; makers' marks on the base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Goelet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group