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Object Name: Teapot
Date: ca. 1840
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Medium: Silver, ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 10 3/4 x 10 7/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 27.3 x 27.6 x 16.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Silver teapot; inverted pear-shaped body with eleven wide concave flutes seated on a circular stepped foot with an applied, die-rolled trefoil band; convex shoulder with an applied, die-rolled trefoil band raised to a tapered and flared neck; die-rolled trefoil band applied around the rim; hinged, stepped and domed lid with a cast floral finial screwed throught the center; cast, in two halves, scroll handle with ivory insulators; curved spout with three wide midbands below the notched lip; engraved on the front center of the body, "M. A. Benedict;" maker's mark stamped on the base.
Credit Line: Bequest of Miriam Jay Wurts Andrus
Object Number: 2000.211a
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Marks: engraved: front center of the body: "M. A. Benedict" in script stamped: on the base: "N. J. BOGERT" in a rectangle