Teapot

English (London)
1740–41
Marked by Paul Crespin (1694–1770)


Dimensions

Overall: 12.1 x 12.7 x 10.7 cm (4 3/4 x 5 x 4 3/16 in.) Gross weight: 21 oz (653g)

Accession Number

2001.99

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard), ivory

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241A)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

Struck under base with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1740-1) and with maker's mark of Paul Crespin.

Provenance

March 3, 1993, sold by a "gentleman" at Christie's, London, lot 247, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund