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SERVICE, TEA
[Food Service Tools and Equipment]


Accession Number: 1980.236.452

Physical Description: .1) Teapot. Squat, bulbous body that tapers slightly towards rudimentary stem. Slightly flared foot with a single concentric ring. Hollow base. Body tapers abruptly above shoulder to form neck and then flares out to a circular mouth with its rim folded back to form four sides decorated with grape clusters under each corner. Body decorated with engraved floral designs. Dome-shaped, hinged lid with segmented acorn finial bordered by oak leaves. Small hole in lid between finial and hinge. Applied gooseneck design spout. .2a) Coffeepot. Squat, bulbous body that tapers slightly towards rudimentary stem. Slightly flared foot with a single concentric ring. Hollow base. Body tapers abruptly above shoulder to form neck and then flares out to a circular mouth with its rim folded back to form neck and then flares out to a circular mouth with its rim folded back to form four sides decorated with grape clusters under each corner. Gooseneck design spout. Body decorated with engraved floral designs (Overall height if lid were still attached: 8 1/8"). .2b) Circular dome-shaped lid. Segmented acorn finial with oak leaves surrounding it. Hinge (broken off body) attached. Small hole in lid between finial and hinge. .3a) Sugar bowl. Squat, bulbous body that tapers slightly to a rudimentary flared foot decorated with a single concentric ring. Hollow base. Body tapers abruptly above shoulder to form neck and then flares out to form circular mouth. Rim of mouth is folded back to form four sides with grape clusters embossed under each corner. Two ear-shaped, modified foliated scroll handles opposite each other. Body decorated with engraved floral designs. .3b) Circular, dome-shaped lid with segmented acorn finial surrounded with oak leaves. .4) Spooner. Squat, bulbous body that tapers slightly toward rudimentary stem. Slightly flared foot with a single concentric ring. Hollow base. Body tapers abruptly above shoulder to form neck and then flares out to a circular mouth. Rim of mouth is folded back to form four sides with grape clusters embossed under each corner. Two ear-shaped, modified scroll handles opposite each other. Body decorated with engraved floral designs.

History of Object: Found at Fort Hays in October 1981 with no accession number; assigned accession number and cataloged. All pieces STOLEN from Fort Hays on 2/9/1981. See theft report in accession file. (MEHN 8/22/1983)

Date: Between 1892 and 1898

Dimensions (in cm): .1) H: 7 3/8" W: 8 5/8" D: 5 3/8" .2) no dimensions given .3a) H: 4" W: 5 1/2" D: 4 3/8" .3b) H: 1 7/8" Diam: 2 15/16" .4) H: 3 1/2" W: 5 1/4" D: 3 13/16"

Marks/Inscriptions: [.1) stamped into base within circle] BARBOUR SILVER CO. / SILVER / QUADRUPLE // [.1) stamped below maker's mark] 2436 / 6 // [.2a) stamped into base within circle] BARBOUR SILVER CO. / SILVER QUADRUPLE // [.2a) stamped below maker's mark] 2436 / 7 // [.3) stamped into base within circle] BARBOUR SILVER CO. / SILVER / QUADRUPLE // [.3) stamped below maker's mark] 2436 // [.4) stamped into base within circle] BARBOUR SILVER CO. / SILVER / QUADRUPLE // [.4) stamped below maker's mark] 2436 //

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Associations and Subjects

    Origin, Place of: Hartford (Conn.)

Creators and Contributors

    Barbour Silver Co.

Status: Cataloged

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