Object Place: Europe, London, England
H. 12.1cm x W. 7.3 cm x D.12.5 cm (4 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 4 15/16 in.) Weight: 144.6 gm (4 oz 13 dwt)
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The elliptical body with curving sides has panels of fluting on either side of the handle and spout. It is formed of seamed sheet, with an inset base. The panel in the center of each side and that below the spout is engraved with bright-cut floral sprays, deeply worn. A band of bright-cut follows the curved line of the molded rim. The squared handle is extremely worn.
Engraved on side, MD; engraved on underside, 1802.
Below spout, maker's mark PB/AB/WB (Grimwade 2141); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; sovereign's head; date letter E.
Martha Coffin (1783-1832) of Salem, Massachusetts, who married Richard Derby, by descent through the family to her great-great-granddaughter; Gift of Jeannie U. Dupee to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 1985)
Gift of Jeannie U. Dupee