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The raised and inverted pear-style teapot has a center point on bottom. A plain oval foot with vertical step is soldered in place, and a second step rises to the vessel. The S-scroll spout is affixed over strainer holes. The tall, hollow, C-shaped handle with curved thumbgrip and two wooden...

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"E.W.A." engraved in gothic script within oval reserve on body to right of handle.


"O. RICH" stamped incuse and "BOSTON" in raised letters within a rectangle appear on bottom of vessel above and below center point.


Original owner unknown. It has been suggested that the engraved initials, which also appear on a box or tea caddy by Rich in the collection of the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, are those of Emily Warren Appleton.6 Purchased in 1996 from Argentum, The Leopard’s Head, San Francisco, California.

Credit Line

Gift in honor of Jonathan Fairbanks on the occasion of the silver anniversary of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture by his current staff

about 1845

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


19.5 x 15.6 x 27.1 cm (7 11/16 x 6 1/8 x 10 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique





Silver hollowware