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Teapot

Description

Ovoid body with flat bottom, concave neck. Hinged cover, slightly domed, with Maltese cross finial topped by squared knop. Handles, square in cross-section, with LaTien scroll motif on angular C-shaped handle. Round medallion with lion's head at top of handle with floral drop emerging from lion's mouth and continuing down handle. 4 paw feet with same drop and an inverted teardrop. Spout is rectangular in cross-section with same leopard medallion. Engraved palm sprays and florets on body. On top, engraved Maltese cross, flowers, dots.

Details

Maker
Rogers, Smith & Co. (Silversmith)
Date
1875-1880
Inscriptions
Engraved on bottom: Rogers, Smith & Co. New Haven Pat. Applied for 1877
Location of origin
New Haven, CT, USA
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
engraving (printing process)
plate (material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
Cross
engraving (printing process)
fleuron (motifs)
Floret
Maltese crosses
Medallion
palm leaf
plate (material)
Silver
silver (metal)
Stipple Engraved
TEAPOT
teapots
Tree
Dimensions
9.75 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.696.2
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
627

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