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Teapot

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1876-1877 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barnard - Edward, John & William (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, parcel gilt, raised with applied cast spout and handle, protective ivory strips on handle, cast finial attached to hinged lid

  • Museum number:

    M.26-1981

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 67, The Whiteley Galleries, case 16, shelf 2

Physical description

Teapot, (part of a three piece tea service), silver, parcel-gilt, London hallmarks for 1876-77, mark of Edward, John and William Barnard. Urn-shaped body, engraved with bamboo and other plants, cranes, dragonfly and a crest of a gryphon's head holding an implement; collar with a knurled fan and a trail of leaves; similar gilt border above the base; angular cover with a floral trail on canted border; flat top with a knurled zigzag border and finial formed as a cast kneeling figure of a Chinese woman holding a cup in one hand and a lid in the other. Angular handle and spout of bamboo and leaf form. Gilt interior.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1876-1877 (made)

Artist/maker

Barnard - Edward, John & William (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, parcel gilt, raised with applied cast spout and handle, protective ivory strips on handle, cast finial attached to hinged lid

Marks and inscriptions

Base: maker J EBW J for Edward, John & William Barnard, sterling, leopard head, duty, date letter A (1876-77), scratches “X” or “XO”, “388”, “1872”
handle: maker, duty, sterling
finial: maker, duty, sterling
under lid: maker, sterling, date letter
finial nut: sterling

Crest - a Gryphon / Eagle’s head holding an implement (arrow?) in its mouth
Unidentified

London hallmarks for 1876-77

Dimensions

Diameter: 9.2 cm, Height: 14.0 cm, Length: 15.5 cm

Descriptive line

Silver, parcel-gilt, London hallmarks for 1876-77, mark of Edward, John & William Barnard

Labels and date

TEA SERVICE
Silver, parcel-gilt
London, 1876-7
Mark of Edward, John & William Barnard

Engraved with an unidentified crest [2000]

Materials

Silver; Gold; Ivory

Techniques

Raising; Casting; Gilding

Subjects depicted

Griffins; Cup; Cranes (birds); Crests; Leaves; Fans (costume accessories); Woman; Dragonfly; Bamboo

Categories

Metalwork; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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