tabletop view showing coat of arms Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1940.81
People
Hester Bateman, British (1708 - 1794)
Title
Teapot
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1779-1780
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Period
George III (1760-1820)
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230272
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver, fruitwood, ivory
Dimensions
14.3 × 24.8 × 10.8 cm (5 5/8 × 9 3/4 × 4 1/4 in.)
472 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: under base, struck: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • maker's mark: under base, struck: HB [Hester Bateman, Grimwade, no. 960]
  • hallmark: interior of cover, struck: lion passant
  • coat of arms: on side, engraved: arms on the sinister side are unidentified; the arms on the dexter side are those of Young
  • coat of arms: side, engraved: crest
Provenance
Anonymous gift, 1940.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift
Accession Year
1940
Object Number
1940.81
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Straight-sided oval with beaded borders, on spreading foot pierced with a band of ovolo, engraved with bright-cut and wrigglework borders, floral and bellflower swags and oval cartouches enclosing, on one side, a coat of arms and, on the other, a crest, with scroll spout and wooden loop handle; the slightly domed hinged cover with oval ivory finial with traces of pigment.
Publication History

Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), pp. 164-165, cat. no. 151, repr. p. 165, details repr. p. 164.

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