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Teapot, part of seven-piece service

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The urn-shaped piece is seamed, elliptical in section, and footed. An angular hollow handle has a square shoulder, with an ivory insulating ring and a cast ram’s-head thumbpiece. The spout is tall, slender, and vertical. The neck tapers in, producing a cove molding, with an applied ribbed band...

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Inscription

The initial "L" engraved in a gothic-style letter.

Marks

“SHREVE, STANWOOD & CO” incuse, “BOSTON” within a rectangle, and “STERLING” incuse. The numbers "75279" are scratched into the bottom.

Provenance

Harrison Loring (1822 – 1907) and Margaret Gardner (1838 – 1920), m. 1867; to their son Harrison Loring Jr. (b. 1868) and Clara Melville, m. 1892; to Theodore Plimpton Loring and Thelma Woodson, m. 1928; to their daughter Priscilla L. Waite, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Priscilla L. Waite

about 1867

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

22.5 x 26 x 12.5 cm (8 7/8 x 10 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.575

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware