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John Prip (United States, 1922–2009)

Teapot
Date: 1957-59
Dimensions:
8 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (22.2 x 19.1 x 14.6 cm)
Medium: Silver, ebony, coral; raised, fabricated, carved handle
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, 1994
Object number: 1994.25.1a,b
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DescriptionThis silver teapot has a highly reflective surface and a refined silhouette. The body is urn-shaped widening towards the top. Where it is attached to the teapot, the spout is wide, and then narrows and curves to a small beaklike opening at the tip. The handle, which is rather rectilinear in contrast to the rounded body, rises from the top with silver vertical stems and an ebony horizontal handle. The ebony handle has a pagoda-like outline which mirrors the bowtie shape of the handle for the pot's lid.
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  • Tableware