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Cordial pot

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The pear-shaped pot rests on three feet in the form of dolphins' heads. A cut-card leaf is applied to the body at the juncture of each foot. The curved spout tapers to a dolphin's head at the opening; a line of oval beads is applied to the outside. The handle is S-shaped and modeled with...

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Marks

On underside of base, maker's mark "FS over s" under a crown in a shaped shield (unrecorded)

Provenance

Collection of Miss P. E. Lewis; Sold at Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 8 December 1954 [lot 78] to Garrard & Co., London; Purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1955 (Accession Date: April 14, 1955

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

Teapot (?)

English (London), about 1690

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.); W. 15.1 cm (5 15/16 in.); D. 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.); Weight 311.8 gm (10 oz)

Accession Number

55.193

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver