Late Federal Period Coin Silver Teapot, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1815-30, Thomas Fletcher & Sidney Gardiner, maker, bulbous form with acanthus leaves to spout and lid, and a register of shell and scrolls to body, on a flared circular foot, marked "FLETCHER & GARDINER, PHILA." to underside, ht. 10 1/2 in., approx. 52.0 troy oz.
N.B. The firm of Fletcher & Gardiner was featured in 2007-2008 exhibition presented by Winterthur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, titled "Silversmiths to the Nation: Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner: 1808-1842."
Surface irregularities (stored in saran wrap). Handle with expensive mold and corrosion to silver elements
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