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The fluted elliptical teapot is made of sheet silver and seamed along the handle; the joints are pinned. The vessel has a slender, seamed, cone-shaped spout attached close to the base and an elliptical lid that is slightly domed above the flat shoulder. A tall pinecone/pineapple finial completes...

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Inscription

"Presented by the Proprietors / of BOSTON NECK to Mr. WILLIAM DALL / for Services render'd them 1797" in script and roman capitals engraved on base

Marks

"REVERE" within a rectangle struck ast center of base.

Provenance

Made a gift to William Dall (1753 – 1829), whose first wife was Mary Parker (1763 – 1783), m. 1781. The teapot descended in a patrilineal line through five generations, beginning with their son James Dall (1781 – 1863) of Baltimore, Maryland, and Henrietta Austin (1781 – 1866), m. 1812; to their son Rev. Charles Henry Appleton Dall (1816 – 1886) and Caroline Wells Healey (1822 – 1912), m. 1844; to their son William Cranch Healey Dall (1845 – 1927) and Annette Whitney (1859 – 1943), m. 1880; to their son Charles Whitney Dall (1881 – 1972) and Emily Marshall Maurice (1887 – 1975), m. 1911; to their son Charles Whitney Dall Jr. (1913 – 1982), who bequeathed it to the Museum

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Charles Whitney Dall, Jr.

1797

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

15.5 x 27.4 x 9.3 cm (6 1/8 x 10 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.39

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware