Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Miniature teapot

Maker:
John Troby (active 1787–1804/5)
Date:
1805
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver, ivory
Dimensions:
Height: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver-Miniature
Credit Line:
The Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May Collection, 1963
Accession Number:
63.53.21
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on front: LC

Scratched on base: M5776

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] K (London date letter for 1805–06);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] King's head;
[5] I.T. (maker's mark for John Troby).

Location of marks:
All marks struck on underside of base.
Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May (until 1963; to MMA)
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