This previously unrecorded teapot is a significant addition to the very small group of spherical teapots with double-domed covers produced exclusively by New York silversmiths. Four other examples of this form include: an identical teapot made by Simeon Soumaine now in the collection of the Museum of the City of New York; one by Bartholomew Schatts in the Bayou Bend collection; one by Benjamin Wynkoop, Jr. in the Sterling and Clark Institute; and one by Adrian Bancker sold privately in 1991. (see: Deborah Dependahl Waters, Elegant Plate, 2000, no. 71 pp. 193-94).