3172
3172
An American Silver Teapot, Samuel Kirk, Baltimore, 1840
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 2,000 USD
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3172
An American Silver Teapot, Samuel Kirk, Baltimore, 1840
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 2,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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An American Silver Teapot, Samuel Kirk, Baltimore, 1840
of bombé circular form, embossed and chased with exotic landscapes including buildings, forests, and a sailor in a boat, angular handle headed by a ram's mask, engraved on one side with contemporary arms in a shield flanked by sprigs of flowers
marked on base KIRK, S.K. and 11oz in rectangles, domenical shield and with incuse F
height 8 1/4 in.
21cm
39oz 4dwt
1219g
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Provenance

Sold, Sotheby's, New York, 27-28 June 1990, lot 135

Catalogue Note

The arms are those of Purnell, possibly for William Henry Purnell (1826-1902) or his parents.  He was comptroller of Maryland from 1856 to 1860, elected as a member of the Know-Nothing Party.  He served in the Union Army, raising a unit called Purnell's Legion from Worcester County, Maryland.  In 1870 he became president of Delaware College.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York