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Teapot

Maker:
Josiah Austin (1719/20–ca. 1780)
Date:
1745–55
Geography:
Made in Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 5/8 x 8 3/4 x 4 5/16 in. (14.3 x 22.2 x 11 cm); 16 oz. 14 dwt. (519.6 g) Foot diameter: 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Accession Number:
24.109.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 750
Inscription: engraved on body to left of handle: [arms and crest of Ware family]
engraved on upper handle socket: S / R * E

Marking: marked on underside: J[pellet]AUSTIN (in rectangle)
Descended in the Ware family; with Shreve, Crump & Low, Boston; Charles Allen Munn (1859–1924); bequest to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1924
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