Teapot

English (Birmingham)
1874–75
Marked by Frederick Elkington (1887–1963), Made by Elkington & Co. (English)


Object Place: Europe, Birmingham, England

Dimensions

H.11.8 cm x W.16.7 cm (4 5/8 x 6 9/16 in.); Diam: 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.); Weight: 394 gm (12 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

1991.540

Medium or Technique

Silver, gilded silver, baleen (Eschrichtius robustus)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The teapot is cylindrical and rests on a plain low foot. The body is formed of seamed sheet, and the base is inset. The cast handle is modeled as a prunus branch and is separated from the body by baleene spacers. The hinge cover flares over the mouth of the teapot and is surmounted by a removable cast butterfly.

Inscription

On each, on underside, stamped pattern number 15110, registration stamp for July 10, 1857, ELKINGTON & CO

Markings

On each, sovereign's head, lion passant; maker's mark FE (Culme 3876); anchor, date letter Z

Provenance

1991, sold by Partridge Fine Arts, London, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 25, 1991)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury, by exchange