Wrought silver and ivory
Overall: 8 x 12 x 6 3/8 in. ( 20.3 x 30.5 x 16.2 cm ) Silver Weight: 32 oz (troy) 9 dwt (1009 g)
Wrought silver and ivory teapot; oval, boat-shaped body with bulbous gadrooning around the lower body, set on four hollow, cast and chased bird claw and ball feet with chased feathers over the joints; flared to an applied, die-rolled band of foliate scroll garlands; band below a convex shoulder with an applied, vertical die-rolled egg and dart band; hinged, arched lid with a raised dome rectangular dome covered in repouss
Gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
Inscription: engraved on the front center: "Presented to Captain William Bowne by/ the Passengers in the Ship Courier from/ Liverpool to New York in June 1819/ as a Small testimony of thier grateful/ rememberance of his assiduous attention/ to their Comfort & Safty during/ the passage." Mark: stamped on the base: "W Thomson" in a rectangle in script; scratched above the mark is presumed pattern or serial number "A1300"
Received by Captain William Bowne (1784-1847) of New York City, owner of the first line of packet ships plying between New York and Liverpool, England, as a gesture of thanks from passengers traveling on his packet ship in June 1819.
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