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Teapot (part of three-piece presentation tea service)

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The teapot has a raised body, elliptical in form, with large lobes and applied bands of floral decoration. The teapot has a raised domed and stepped five-part hinged cover and a compote-shaped cast finial with floral decoration. The teapot’s S-shaped spout terminates in a greyhound head. The...

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"WCP" on center lobe and "Presented by Morton Encampment No.4 to Wm F. Piatt M.E.P.G. / Commander as a testimony of respect & esteem New York Nov 26th 1824" in script on right side


"P. Chitry" in italic letters in a rectangle with rounded corners on bottom


Dr. William Fleet Piatt to his daughter Eliza Piatt Burgess; to her son William Piatt Burgess; to his sister Clara Nye Burgess Marston; to her son James H. C. Marston; to his daughter Genevieve Burgess Marston Darden, the donor.

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Darden


Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Overall: 26.2 x 34 x 15.5 cm (10 5/16 x 13 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

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Silver hollowware