3201
3201
An American Silver Teapot, Asa Blansett, Dumfries, VA, circa 1795
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
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3201
An American Silver Teapot, Asa Blansett, Dumfries, VA, circa 1795
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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An American Silver Teapot, Asa Blansett, Dumfries, VA, circa 1795
oval with straight sides and applied beaded borders, engraved with foliate script initial D within a bright-cut and engraved oval reserve, pierced gallery, the lift-off domed cover with pineapple finial
marked twice on base A.BLANSETT in shaped punch
length 11 1/2 in.
29.2cm
18oz gross
560g
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Provenance

Sold, Christie's, New York, 21 January 1994, lot 110

Catalogue Note

Asa Blansett first appears in 1794 among those forming a volunteer company of infantry at Dumfries, a town along the Potomac south of Washington, D.C., which was a major tobacco shipping point in the third quarter of the 18th century. The following year he advertised as a "Gold, Silversmith, and Jeweller," sharing the information that he had recently returned from Philadelphia and New York to improve his skills. His shop was on Main Street, "at the Stone Bridge," Dumfries (see George Barton Cutten, Silversmiths of Virginia, p. 33).

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York