Teapot

Irish (Dublin)
1726–27
Probably by John Moore (American, born in 1941)


Object Place: Europe, Dublin, Ireland

Dimensions

H. 9.5 cm x W. 17.9 cm x D. 9 cm (3 3/4 x 7 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.); Weight: 255 gm (8 oz 4 dwt)

Accession Number

52.9

Medium or Technique

Silver, wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The raised apple-shaped teapot has an inset foot with a narrow reeded rim. The straight tapered spout is seamed longitudinally. A wooden handle with scrolled thumbpiece is mounted on seamed sockets. The hinge flat circular cover, mounted on a three knuckle hinge, sits flush with the body on an interior bezel. The cover and the opening of the body are circumscribed with chased concentric rings. The baluster finial of turned wood is mounted on the cover with a silver nut and bolt.

Inscription

Engraved on underside, 7:17

Markings

On underside, harp crowned (repeated on underside of cover); date letter G; maker's mark IM (Jackson, p.632) (repeated on underside of cover)

Provenance

S. J. Shrubsole, Corp. New York; 1952, purchased by the MFA for $1875. (Accession Date: January 10, 1952)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour