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Teapot (part of a five-piece service)

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The teapot is raised in a lobed bulb form that nestles within a cast leafy support that springs from a narrow baluster. A conforming splayed foot, with undulating surface, is attached to the stem by a nut and bolt. The cast curved spout and scrolled handle with ivory insets are decorated with...

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Inscription

Monogram "AR" in script on the side of the teapot.

Marks

"Harris & Stanwood" in roman letters, "Pure Silver Coin" twice in italics, "BOSTON" in roman letters, all on base

Provenance

Original owners unknown and “A R” monogram unidentified. The service was loaned to the Museum in 1948 by Mr. and Mrs. William Phillips for use at public functions and was acquired as a gift from their heirs in 1969.

Credit Line

Gift of Beatrice P. Strauss, William Phillips, Jr., Drayton Phillips, Christopher H. Phillips and Anne P. Bryant

1839–48

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

24.5 x 31 x 16 cm (9 5/8 x 12 3/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.69.2.2

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware