Overall: 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. ( 26.7 x 34.3 x 15.9 cm )
Wrought silver teapot in the Federal style; oval, boat-shaped body with gadrooning around the lower half; die-rolled grape-leaf band applied below the convex shoulder; vertically applied rope molding rim; seated on a rectangular molded foot with a vertically applied grape-leaf footring; hinged oval lid, raised in the center to a rectangular platform surmounted by a cast lamb finial; s-curve spout with a notched lip; squared strap handle fitted with ebony insulators; top of handle engraved, "Arthur J Starr/ 1903" in script; maker's mark on base.
Gift of Ms. Constance Lee Clarke
Inscription: engraved on top of the handle: "Arthur J Starr/ 1903" in script Mark: stamped on base: twice, "C. ALDIS"
Was owned by Middletown, CT swordmaker Nathan Starr, Jr. (1784-1852). The remainder of this tea service, a teapot, sugar bowl, and creamer are in the collection of the Middlesex County Historical Society in Middletown, CT.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.