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Object Name: Teapot
Date: 1823-1824
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 6 x 11 5/8 x 6 7/8 in. ( 15.2 x 29.5 x 17.5 cm )
Place made: Europe, England, London
Description: Wrought silver teapot; squat, round body with tapering gadrooning and repoussé chased foliate scrolls around the lower body; applied, stepped and concave shoulder with a horizontally applied foliate scroll and shell band above the convex neck and plain, vertical rim; seated on four cast paw feet with foliate legs; hinged, low domed lid with gadrooning and repoussé chased foliate decoration around the top; cast, flower finial applied to the center of the dome; s-curved cast spout with repoussé chased flowers and gadrooning on the underside and a notched lip; two handle- sockets fitted with ivory insulators, the upper a scroll form, the lower rectangular; c-scroll handle with an acanthus leaf grip; engraved on the front center in the heart shaped reserve with the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess; maker's marks stamped to the right of the handle on the lower body.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Maria Banks Taylor
Object Number: 1943.181b
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Marks: engraved: in the reserve: the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess stamped: to the right of the handle on the lower body: "JA" in roman letters in a rectangle beside a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, a leopard's head in a shield, "i" in a chamfered rectangle and the king's bust in an oval. stamped: on the handle: king's bust in an oval, leopard's head in a shield

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This teapot was given to Isabella Henderson Lenox (1789-1868) by her father Robert Lenox on the occassion of her marriage to William Banks in New York City, December 24, 1823.