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Teapot or water pot, part of a four-piece tea service

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The object has a raised body, applied floral concave decoration above the shoulder, exuberant floral decoration around the perimeter, and a large cast leafy floral element on the lid. The teapot has a hinged lid. Ivory insulators are inserted in the hollow seamed handle of the teapot. The short...

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“Presented by the Merchants Bank, Boston to Mark Healey, January 1837 / on his resignation of the Presidency of the Bank.” in script, within a floral reserve.


Four marks are found underneath the vessel. The marks are stamped at right angles to one another so as to form a rough square. "JONES, LOWS & BALL," "Boston," "Pure Silver Coin" and "Boston" are each stamped within a rectangle. The retailer's and place names are in roman letters, the quality mark in italics.


: Fashioned for Mark Healey (1791 – 1876), m. Caroline Foster (1800 – 1871) in 1821; by descent to their daughter Caroline Wells Healey (1822 – 1912) and Charles Henry Appleton Dall (1816 – 1886), m. 1844; to their son William Healey Dall (1845 – 1927) and Annette Whitney (1859 – 1943), m. 1880; to their daughter Marion Dall (1882 – 1962); to her son Mark Healey Dall (1915 – 2000), who retained the Dall family name, and Pauline Kingsland Dall (b. 1920), m. 1947, who made the gift in her husband’s name.

Credit Line

Gift of Mark Healey Dall


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


Overall: 20.3 x 27.5 x 17 cm (8 x 10 13/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver with ivory insulators




Silver hollowware