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Teapot with "Chinese" decoration, 1855-1865
George Sharp

Bailey and Company

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Silver, ivory, H: 9 in, W: 10 1/4 in, D: 6 1/2 in
Gift of the Chervenak-Nunnallé Foundation, 2009  2009.30.1
Not On View
Block monogram in reserve on one side: C.B.F.

Marks incuse on bottom: BAILEY & CO. / CHESTNUT ST. PHILAD. Also, group of very clear pseudo hallmarks consisting of two different lions, a shield and an S in an oval. 1846 is year name was used this way, and 1856 is curator's stylistic end-date, although the firm operated under that name until 1878. 1855 is the year they began using the "S" mark to denote STERLING.

Exhibition History:
"The Teapot", Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (December 20, 2011- December 2, 2013)

Keywords: Silver, Landscape, People, Teapot, Chinoiserie, Rococo Revival, Leaves, Man