Teapot

Object Number: 
1937.191
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Silver, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 12 x 4 3/8 in. ( 16.8 x 30.5 x 11.1 cm )
Marks: 
Mark: stamped on base: "WISHART" in a rectangle Engraving: elaborately engraved with detailed, deep version of center-front and center-back bright-cut shiled framed with beading, fleur de lis, and surrounded by mantling of swags, drapery, ribbons, and ta
Description: 
Wrought and seamed silver teapot; oval body tapering toward the base; body has four convex flutes, two on each side; concave shoulder raised to a flat top; hinged, inset oval lid, raised to a oval dome with a cast urn finial screwed through the center; seamed s-curve spout with a scalloped lip; cylindrical handle sockets with two plain bands engraved around each fitted to a wooden c-scroll handle; lid engraved around the edge with a band of shells and two bands of dots; shoulder engraved with a waved band and foliate motifs at the tops of the flutes; bright-cut foliate band below the shoulder and above the base; shield reserves on each side draped with swags; maker's mark on the base.
Gallery Label: 
Belonged to David Grim (1737-1826).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group