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Teapot

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The teapot was hand-raised. It has a wide base that tapers to a small mouth. The handle and spout are seamed, and the insulators are ivory, as is the turned finial on the lid, which is held in place by a small silver knob.

Inscription

None.

Marks

“G. J. / H.” in a triangle; lion passant within a shaped cartouche; Chester hallmark of three sheaves of wheat within a shield; and scrolled “C” within a shaped square (the date mark for 1904), all struck on body, to right of handle. The lion passant and scrolled “C” hallmarks also struck inside lid, wing nut, and underside of handle.

Provenance

Original owner unknown; subsequent history unknown until acquired by the donors, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Alpers, about 1971.

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph B. and Edith Alpers

1904

Object Place

Liverpool, England, England

Dimensions

15.5 x 21.3 x 13.7 cm (6 1/8 x 8 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1991.929

Medium or Technique

Silver, ivory insulators

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware