Teapot

Object Number: 
1950.339
Date: 
ca. 1790-1800
Medium: 
Silver, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 4 5/8 in. ( 14.6 x 27.3 x 11.7 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in oval: "A B" stamped: on base: "BRASHER" in a rectangle over "N-YORK" in a rectangle
Description: 
Seamed silver teapot; oval body with straight sides seamed under the handle; applied, cast beaded and reeded base-band and a beaded band at the shoulder; bands of bright-cut foliate and bell flower decorations around the base and below the shoulder; applied, concave shoulder and flat top with a flat, inset, hinged oval lid with a pineapple and leaf finial screwed through the center; bright-cut foliate and bell flower bands around the edge of the shoulder and the edge of the lid; applied, cast bead band around the lip; engraved floral motifs over the hinge and around the edge of the lid; straight seamed and tapered spout with bright-cut decoration on each side and a band of bright-cut circles around the lip; handle sockets cylindrical in section with bright-cut circle bands around the edges and fitted with a wooden c-scroll handle; a bright-cut oval and garlands are suspended from bow knots on each side; the oval left of the handle is engraved with the initials, "A B" in bright-cut script; a bright cut strawberry dangles from a bow knot on the reverse; maker's marks on the base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Sr.; The Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. Collection
Provenance: 
Purchased from the dealer Robert Ensko of New York by Waldron Phoenix Belknap in 1946.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group