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Object Name: Teapot
Date: ca. 1850
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 26.7 x 26.7 x 16.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Troy
and / or: North America, United States, New York
Description: Wrought silver teapot; inverted pear shaped body joined to a molded, circular, stepped foot by a die-rolled foliate scroll pedestal; applied, vertical die-rolled footring; body flares to a convex, stepped shoulder with a die-rolled foliate scrolled band at the base and vertically applied, die-rolled foliate scroll rim; round, hinged, domed lid with a hollow cast floral finial; c-curve hollow handle, made in vertical halves, circular in section, swelling toward a crimped center, with a bulbous thumbpiece; handle sockets are formed from a single upper terminal and a double lower terminal; ivory insulators; s-curve spout with a notched lip and an elongated teardrop shaped pendent; engraved, "C. T. Pierson" in script on the center front; makers' marks on the base.
Credit Line: Gift of Clarissa P. Jacocks
Object Number: INV.324
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Marks: engraved: on center front: "C. T. Pierson" stamped: on base: "HARRIS" in a rectangle over "&WILCOX" in a rectangle over "J. C. M."