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Onion teapot

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The onion-shaped teapot is in the form of a compressed sphere, from which the central cover and finial rise. The woven rattan handle forms a whiplash curve that widens before turning inward to the body. The cone-shaped lid seats seamlessly in the vessel’s bezel-set opening. An ebony finial is...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

Three heart-shaped symbols in a row above “STERLING” in sans-serif letters, struck incuse on base.

Provenance

Retained in artist’s personal collection until purchased by the donors as a gift to the Museum.

Credit Line

Gift of Stephen and Betty Jane Andrus

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1954

Object Place

Rochester, New York, United States

Dimensions

15.8 x 27.5 x 18.5 cm (6 1/4 x 10 13/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1995.137

Medium or Technique

Silver, ebony, rattan

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware