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Teapot

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The teapot is cylindrical and rests on a plain low foot. The body is formed of seamed sheet, and the base is inset. The cast handle is modeled as a prunus branch and is separated from the body by baleene spacers. The hinge cover flares over the mouth of the teapot and is surmounted by a...

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Inscription

On each, on underside, stamped pattern number 15110, registration stamp for July 10, 1857, ELKINGTON & CO

Marks

On each, sovereign's head, lion passant; maker's mark FE (Culme 3876); anchor, date letter Z

Provenance

1991, sold by Partridge Fine Arts, London, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 25, 1991)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury, by exchange

English (Birmingham), 1874–75

Object Place

Birmingham, England

Dimensions

H.11.8 cm x W.16.7 cm (4 5/8 x 6 9/16 in.); Diam: 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.); Weight: 394 gm (12 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

1991.540

Medium or Technique

Silver, gilded silver, baleen (Eschrichtius robustus)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver