Teapot

English (London)
1792–03
Marked by Peter Bateman (1740–1825), Marked by Ann Bateman (1748–before 1813)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 17.3 cm x W. 27.3 x D. 9.3 cm (6 13/16 x 10 3/4 x 3 11/16 in.); Weight: 442.3 gm (14 oz 4 dwt)

Accession Number

55.683

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The teapot has an elliptical body with straight sides formed from seamed sheet. A reeded wire strengthens the join of the inset base. The straight, tapered spout is formed of seamed sheet. The ear-shaped handle is wood, mounted on cylindrical sockets. The shoulder of the teapot has an applied reeded wire, as does the rim. The body is decorated with bands of bright-cut patterns along the base, shoulder, and rim, and bright-cut swags of flowers that frame an empty cartouche on both sides. The elliptical domed lid has a band of bright-cut design along its edge, and the elliptical baluster finial, broken and repaired, is made of ivory.

Markings

On underside, maker's mark PB over AB (Grimwade 2140) (repeated on underside of cover);date letter r; lion passant (repeated on underside of cover); sovereign's head; leopard's head crowned.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Edwin J. Hipkiss to the MFA in Memory of her Husband. (Accession Date: October 20, 1955)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edwin J. Hipkiss in memory of her husband