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Teapot

A work made of silver and walnut.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver and walnut.

Date:

1740–55

Artist:

Jacob Hurd
American, 1702/03–1758
Boston

About this artwork

The round shape of this teapot was taken from earlier Chinese and English ceramic prototypes. The design was particularly popular in the Boston area, and several similar examples by Jacob Hurd are known today. The engraved foliage, mask, and scrollwork around the lid, although extremely restrained in execution, are typical of his work.

Status

On View, Gallery 165

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Jacob Hurd

Title

Teapot

Place

Boston (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

c. 1740–1755

Medium

Silver and walnut

Inscriptions

Marked on bottom, in conforming rectangle: Hurd Engraved on top of handle: T / C+S

Dimensions

12.7 × 22.9 × 10.2 cm (5 5/8 × 9 3/4 × 4 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Jamee J. and Marshall Field Fund

Reference Number

1991.110

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