LOVELY SILVERPLATE TEAPOT - FLORAL MOTIF
Lovely Victorian Era / Civil War Period silverplate teapot.
Bottom is marked - "PATENT APPLIED FOR: ROGERS SMITH, NEW HAVEN CONN - 1877."
A geometric Greek key plays against the softness of the gorgeous floral motif. On one side, the flowers motif frame an engraving that reads "H.W. Clarke Class. 1872.
Additionally, there is a detailed lion's heads motif that adorns the handle and feet which is accentuated by the paw feet that this teapot stand upon. The top is adorned with a cross - this pattern is mimicked directly underneath.
Rogers Smith is known for their incredibly detailed silver work. This piece is beautiful. Please note there are some scratches and signs of aging, but it remains a very remarkable piece.