Teapot

English (London)
1800–01
Marked by Peter Bateman (1740–1825), Marked by William Bateman I (1774–1850), Marked by Ann Bateman (1748–before 1813)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 16.7 x D. 11.5 x W. 27.9 cm (6 9/16 x 4 1/2 x 11 in.) Weight: 476.3 gm (15 oz 14 dwt)

Accession Number

1985.62

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The two teapots are identical in form; one is slightly smaller than the other. The elliptical body is raised from thin seamed sheet, with curved tapering sides and panels of vertical fluting. The center panel of each side is engraved with bright-cut floral sprays. The base is inset. The scrolled handle is wood, mounted on cylidnrical sockets. The long curved spout is formed of sheet and seamed. The elliptical domed lid has a band of bright-cut around the rim and is surmounted by a wooden baluster finial. A plate has been aplied to the hinge to strengthen the cover. Both pieces have extensive surface wear.

Inscription

Engraved on side, MD; engraved on underside, 1802.

Markings

On underside, maker's mark PB/AB/WB (Grimwade 2141)(repeated on underside of cover); lion passant (repeated on underside of cover); leopard's head crowned; sovereign's head; date letter E

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeannie U. Dupee