Teapot

English (London)
1765–66
Marked by William Grundy (first mark entered 1743)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 17.5 cm x W. 23.5 cm x D. 12.6 cm (6 7/8 x 9 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.); Weight: 589.7 gm (18 oz 19 dwt)

Accession Number

33.173

Medium or Technique

Silver; wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The inverted pear-shaped body is raised and rests on a splayed, molded foot. The ear-shaped wooden scrolled handle is mounted on cast ornament sockets. The curved, fluted spout has acanthus leaves at the tip and along the underside, and a scalloped base with a drop. It is cast in two pieces and seamed vertically. The domed, hinge cover is mounted on a hidden hinge. The cover is surmounted by a baluster gadrooned finial. The bright finish of the surface was probably a result of a large repair to the body near the spout, where a bruise was removed. The cover, which bears a different mark, was also probably repaired, as was the foot.

Inscription

Engraved inside foot, P*D / to / R*D 19=13.

Markings

On underside of foot, maker's mark WG (similar to Grimwade 3147)(repeated inside cover); lion passant (repeated inside cover); leopard's head crowned; date letter k. Inside cover, maker's mark WG (possibly Grimwade 3418).

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)