Teapot

Object Number: 
1939.217a
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Silver, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 12 x 7 1/8 in. ( 27.3 x 30.5 x 18.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: engraved on front: "Jane Borrowe/ from/ Ann Colt" in script Mark: stamped at bottom are two pseudo hallmarks near maker's marks: five raised dots in pattern of star with star surround: and four circles in square surround. Mark: stamped on b
Description: 
Wrought silver teapot; plain conical body with a concave shoulder, short neck and an applied, scalloped and gadrooned rim; seated on a round scalloped and gadrooned base with a round gadrooned pedestal; hinged, cast round domed, mushroom-cap (gadrooned) lid with a cast flower finial bolted onto the top; cast, in two halves, scrolled handle with a plain band below the thumbpiece; handle sockets are formed from the scroll terminuses and fitted with ivory insulators; cast, curved spout with a plain band in the center and a notched lip with a heart shaped pendent; engraved, "Jane Borrowe/ from/ Ann Colt" in script on the front; maker's mark on the base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Effie Beekman Borrowe
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group