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Teapot

Maker:
Axel Hedlund (working 1799–1839)
Date:
1801
Culture:
Russian (St. Petersburg)
Medium:
Silver, wood
Dimensions:
4 x 6 1/2 in. (10.2 x 16.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.160.4a, b
Not on view
Marking: [1] crossed sceptre and two anchors in oval, with date 1801 below (St. Petersburg town mark and date) (L. Bäckbacka, St. Petersburgs..., 1951, p. 17, no. 88);
[2] 84 in rectangle (quality mark, equal to .875) (Bäckbacka, p. 19);
[3] AHL in rectangle (maker's mark for Axel Hedlund, Swedish born, working in St. Petersburg 1799-1833/9) (Bäckbacka, p. 327);
[4] A R(backwards) with pellet between, in rectangle (assay master's mark, Alexander Ilyich Jaschinkov [Jaschinov], 1795-1826) (Bäckbacka, p. 20).

Location of marks:
All on base and on rim of lid.
William Gedney Beatty (until 1941; bequeathed to MMA)
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