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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1933.78.1-2
People
Daniel Pontifex
Title
Teapot and Stand
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1797-1798
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Period
George III (1760-1820)
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/53985
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver, wood, ivory
Dimensions
teapot dimensions: 15.9 × 28.2 × 8.3 cm (6 1/4 × 11 1/8 × 3 1/4 in.)
stand dimensions: 1.9 × 14.9 × 10.5 cm (3/4 × 5 7/8 × 4 1/8 in.)
499 g
207 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: Struck under base: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter, duty mark and with maker's mark; the cover with lion passant and maker's mark
  • maker's mark: under base, struck: DP [Daniel Pontifex; Grimwade, no. 494]
  • hallmark: under base, struck: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter, duty mark
  • hallmark: cover, struck: lion passant
  • maker's mark: cover, struck: DP [Daniel Pontifex; Grimwade, no. 494]
  • coat of arms:
  • coat of arms:
Provenance
C. R. Simpkins, Cambridge, MA, gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1933.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of C. R. Simpkins, "A Tribute to the Class of 1892."
Accession Year
1933
Object Number
1933.78.1-2
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The teapot faceted oblong with bowed shoulder, nineteenth-century ivory loop handle; the hinged domed cover with oval ivory finial, engraved on one side with coat of arms and crest; the rectangular stand with canted corners, the center engraved with the same arms and crest, with wooden backing
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), p. 216, cat. no. 239, repr. p. 216, details repr. p. 216.

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