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Teapot

1851–71
Roswell Gleason and Sons (American, active 1851–1871), Roswell Gleason (American, 1799–1887)


Object Place: Dorchester, Massachusetts

Dimensions

25.4 x 22.86 x 12.7 cm (10 x 9 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

1984.26

Medium or Technique

Silver plate

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

This is a silver plated teapot with a footed, tall, pear-shaped body, a leafed band around the sholder, and a tapered spool shape between the shoulder and the top rim. The rim is decorated with beading below a horizontal of fasces. The domed lid has a beaded edge and a cluster of grapes finial. The scroll-shaped cast spout has grapes bunched and leaves at juncture w. body. Loop handle has cast grapes and leaves at both junctures with the body. The foot is set upon slight dome and handle has ivory insulators.

Provenance

Decended in family of Roswell Gleason (1799-1871). January 18, 1984, sold by Mrs. Anne C. Hayward, East Falmouth, MA to MFA.

Credit Line

Marion E. Davis Fund