Teapot

Object Number: 
1950.259b
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 12 x 6 7/8 in. ( 27.9 x 30.5 x 17.5 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on base: "W. FORBES" in a rectangle engraved: in the reserves: crowned lion passant
Description: 
Wrought silver teapot; inverted pear-shaped body on a high domed foot joined to the body by an applied circular pedestal, with an applied vertical footring, both decorated with a die-rolled floral heart motif; concave shoulder; curved, applied, die-rolled floral heart below the vertical lip; hinged, circular raised dome lid with a cast floral and acanthus leaf finial; cast, curved, notched spout with acanthus decoration; cast, silver scroll handle with acanthus leaf decoration; ivory insulators; repoussé and chased floral design on the body and around the foot; Lenox family crest, a lion passant crowned, engraved in the reserves on both sides; maker's mark on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This teapot was made for James Lenox (1800-1800). Wiliam Forbes was the grandson of William Garrett Forbes, and the son of Colin Van Gelder Forbes, both New York silversmiths.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group