Teapot

Object Number: 
1974.4
Date: 
1790/91
Medium: 
Silver, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/8 x 10 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. ( 18.1 x 27.3 x 9.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in reserve to the right of the handle: "E S" in bright-cut script engraved: in reserve to the left of the handle: "J B S" in bright-cut script stamped: on the base: "PB/ AB" in roman letters in a rectangle surrounded by a lion passant in a cha
Description: 
Seamed silver teapot; octagonal body with paneled straight sides and applied, cast reeded bands around the base and top; bright-cut and wheel-turned foliate bands above the base-band and below the upper band; bright-cut floral, foliate, and scroll engraving on sides and around oval reserves in center panels; center-front reserve is engraved, "E S" in bright-cut foliate script, and center-back reserve is engraved, "J B S" in bright-cut script; flat top has a hinged, octagonal raised high-domed lid with wheel-turned and bright-cut borders around the edges; flat top of dome surmounted by a wooden pineapple finial with cast silver base in form of pineapple leaves, and is fastened with bolt through the center; straight, tapered, octagonal spout has bright-cut engraved foliate motifs at lip; straight, rectangular paneled handle-sockets are fitted with a wooden c-scroll handle; makers' marks stamped on the base and at lid underside.
Gallery Label: 
The intials engraved in the reserves refer to John Bradstreet Schuyler (1765-1795) and Elizabeth Van Rensselaer (1768-1841), who married in Albany in 1787.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Nathaniel McLean Sage
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group