Overall: 8 1/4 x 12 in. ( 21 x 30.5 cm ) Silver Weight: 31 oz (troy) 10 dwt (980 g)
stamped: on base: "W. Thomson" in script, in a rectangle engraved: at front center: "JMC" in script
Wrought silver teapot; oval, boat-shaped body with bulbous gadrooning around the lower body, set on four hollow, cast and chased bird claw and ball feet with chased feathers over the area where they are applied; flared to an applied, die-rolled band of rose garlands; band below a convex shoulder with an applied, vertical die-rolled egg and dart band; hinged, arched lid with a small raised dome; cast and chased bird finial; high, curved bird's head spouts with a notched lip; scrolled, cast and chased silver handle; scrolled, acanthus design handle sockets fitted with ebony insulators; engraved with a three leaf clover over a bar at the back center; engraved initials, "JMC" in script at front center; maker's mark on the base.
Gift of Pintard Fellows
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