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Teapot

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The inverted pear-style teapot has a molded and splayed foot with applied foot rim. The tall domed lid with air hole near finial has an inset three-part hinge. The broadly scalloped cast spout has prominent leafage on its retracted lip. The leafy upper socket, with side scroll and slender lower...

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Inscription

Engraved "H/ I*C" on base above mark.

Marks

Marked "EP" on base over center point within a square in raised roman letters. Ada Mark * F3832

Provenance

Original owner unknown. Inherited by the donor from his mother, Constance V. R. Dexter, on February 17, 1976, and later made a gift to the museum.

Credit Line

Gift of Nathaniel T. Dexter

1750–75

Object Place

Southhampton, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 17.6 x 12.7 x 24.1 cm (6 15/16 x 5 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1997.260

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware