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Teapot

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The two teapots are identical in form; one is slightly smaller than the other. The elliptical body is raised from thin seamed sheet, with curved tapering sides and panels of vertical fluting. The center panel of each side is engraved with bright-cut floral sprays. The base is inset. The scrolled...

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Inscription

Engraved on side, MD; engraved on underside, 1802.

Marks

On underside, maker's mark PB/AB/WB (Grimwade 2141)(repeated on underside of cover); lion passant (repeated on underside of cover); leopard's head crowned; sovereign's head; date letter E

Provenance

Martha Coffin (1783-1832) of Salem, Massachusetts, who married Richard Derby, by descent through the family to her great-great-granddaughter; Gift of Jeannie U. Dupee to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeannie U. Dupee

English (London), 1800–01

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H.16.1 cm x W.11.1 x D. 27.4 cm (6 5/16 x 4 3/8 x 10 13/16 in.) Weight: 487.6 gm (15 oz 14 dwt)

Accession Number

1985.63

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver