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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1933.58
People
William Preist, British (1739 - 1811)
William Shaw II, British, English (active 1749-1773)
Title
Teapot
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1753 - 1754
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Period
George II (1727-1760)
Culture
British
Location
Level 2, Room 2340, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, The Silver Cabinet: Art and Ritual, 1600–1850
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver, fruitwood
Dimensions
14.6 × 23.5 × 11.4 cm (5 3/4 × 9 1/4 × 4 1/2 in.)
482 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: under base, struck: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • maker's mark: under base, struck: W / W [pellet] S / P [mark of William Shaw II & William Preist, Grimwade, no. 3335]
  • coat of arms: on side, engraved: crest of an arm palewise holding a sword [unidentified]
Provenance
C. R. Simpkins, Cambridge, MA, gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1933.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of C. R. Simpkins, "A Tribute to the Class of 1892."
Accession Year
1933
Object Number
1933.58
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Inverted pear-shaped, on spreading foot, leaf-clad scroll spout, wood loop handle, hinged domed cover topped by artichoke finial, one side engraved with crest.
Publication History

Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), p. 153, cat. no. 133, repr. p. 153, details repr. p. 153.

Exhibition History

32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/01/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

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