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Teapot (part of coffee and tea service)

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The teapot has a fluted paneled body with a milled band of oak leaves and grapes at the shoulder and a milled gadrooned border at the rim; the hinged lid has an oblong finial with a gadrooned rim; a plain, wrought, curved spout; a pedestal base with a conforming border; and a curved handle with...

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Inscription

"A E H" in shaded Old English capitals engraved, possibly later, on side. Scratch weight of 24[?] on bottom

Marks

"J.Sayre" in script in shaped cartouche struck on underside.

Provenance

According to the donor, the original owner was Anne Erwin (1803-1854), wife of Henry Hitchcock (1792-1839); to their son Ethan Allen Hitchcock (1835-1909) and Margaret Collier, m. 1869; to their daughter, Anne Erwin Hitchcock (1875-1960) and Admiral William S. Sims, m. 1905; to their daughter Anne Sims Morrison (b. 1914), nee Anne Hitchcock Sims, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Anne Sims Morison in memory of my mother, Mrs. William S. Sims

about 1821

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

20.95 x 27.94 x 9.52 cm (8 1/4 x 11 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1994.293.2

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware