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Miniature teapot with cover (part of a set)

Maker:
David Clayton (British, active 1689)
Date:
late 17th–early 18th century
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver-Miniature
Credit Line:
The Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May Collection, 1963
Accession Number:
63.53.133a, b
Not on view
The tea kettle and teapot are based on Chinese hot-wine pots. The tea bowls are modeled after Japanese forms.
Marking: Struck on side of teapot and on cover: maker's mark for David Clayton.
Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May (until 1963; to MMA)
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