This is a teapot. It was made by Samuel Kirk. It is dated ca. 1845 and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is raised, repoussé, chased and cast silver, ivory. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Allyn Cox.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 21.5 x 28 x 16.3 cm (8 7/16 x 11 x 6 7/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Stamped on underside with two rectangular punches, "S.K."; "11/2". Mark in use from 1830-1846.
It is inscribed
Engraved in gothic script on one side: "JBP IAB"
Cite this object as
Teapot (USA); Made by Samuel Kirk (American, 1793–1872); raised, repoussé, chased and cast silver, ivory; H x W x D: 21.5 x 28 x 16.3 cm (8 7/16 x 11 x 6 7/16 in.); Gift of Allyn Cox; 1976-109-1-a
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.