Teapot with Portland Vase Scene

Object Name: 
Teapot with Portland Vase Scene

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Teapot with Portland Vase Scene
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 14.3 cm, L: 25.8 cm
Not on Display
about 1870-1880
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Snyder
Primary Description: 
Gray pewter, ivory; cast and hand-worked. Spherical teapot with hinged lid and soldered-on handle and spout in the form of scrolls; ivory disk at top and bottom of handle; pineapple knob and leaves on lid. Decorative figures from Portland Vase on the sides in relief. Label on base inscribed "English Pewter Tea Pot made/ in Commemoration of/famous Portland/Vase circa 1820". Strainer clumsily soldered inside seems to be an addition. No maker's marks.
Snyder, Gladys M., Former Collection