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Teapot (USA), 1881

This is a Teapot. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated 1881 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is silver, ivory. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The teapot is typical of Gorham’s japonais style between the late 1870s and early 1880s. Even though it is a single piece from a larger tea set, it is highly compelling on its own and is in extremely good condition. At the time of proposed acquisition, Cooper-Hewitt’s collection holds just one other example of American Japanesque design—a very different tea service by Dominick and Haff. (April 17, 1991)

This object was donated by John V. Rowan Jr.. It is credited Gift of John V. Rowan, Jr. in memory of Winifred D. Shrubsole (Mrs. Eric N. Shrubsole).

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Our curators have highlighted 11 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Waste Bowl, 1888
  • cast, chased, repoussé silver.
  • Gift of Mrs. Norris W. Harkness.
  • 1980-20-6

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 17.8 x 24 x 10.8 cm (7 x 9 7/16 x 4 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Marked with three Gorham Hallmarks.

Cite this object as

Teapot (USA), 1881; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); silver, ivory; H x W x D: 17.8 x 24 x 10.8 cm (7 x 9 7/16 x 4 1/4 in.); Gift of John V. Rowan, Jr. in memory of Winifred D. Shrubsole (Mrs. Eric N. Shrubsole); 1991-63-1

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