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Teapot

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

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  • A work made of silver and wood.

Date:

1848

Artist:

Obadiah Rich
American, 1809–1888
Boston

About this artwork

Made in the Rococo revival mode by Boston silversmith Obadiah Rich, this teapot includes repoussé ornament and asymmetrical cartouches. On one side, a cartouche is inscribed with the date of the teapot and the initials “RL” and “LL,” presumably for the Boston owners of this vessel. On the other side, a laborer carrying a yoke laden with baskets of produce walks in a lush landscape, likely that of the tropical West Indies.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Obadiah Rich

Title

Teapot

Origin

Boston

Date

1848

Medium

Silver and wood

Inscriptions

Marked on bottom: O.RICH. / BOSTON / fine Engraved on side: R.L. 1848 L.L.

Dimensions

H.: 14.4 cm (5 3/4 in.); 492.4 g

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. William B. McIlvaine Jr.

Reference Number

1981.3

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