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    Sale 2132

    Important American Silver

    23 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 99

    A SILVER TEAPOT

    THOMAS HAMMERSLEY, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1765

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER TEAPOT
    THOMAS HAMMERSLEY, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1765
    Inverted-pear form, on circular pedestal foot, the domed cover with bud finial, the body engraved with a band of scrolls around the cover, and with a later coat-of-arms on one side, with part-fluted scroll-clad spout and wooden handle, marked twice under base
    9¾ in. long; 19 oz. 10 dwt. gross weight


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    A virtually identical teapot, with the same castings, is marked with Thomas Hammersley's usual mark, TH in a rectangle. The teapot, now in the collection of the Winterthur Museum, also has an engraved band at the shoulder similar to the one on this example. (See Ian M. G. Quimby, American Silver at Winterthur, 1995 p. 243, no. 207.)

    The present teapot bears the mark TH in a shaped rectangle, undoubtedly an unrecorded mark of the same maker.

    Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, 19 January 2007, lot 186.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Texas Collection