Antique Pewter Teapot or Coffee Pot with Domed Lid and Vine Finial by Morey & Ober of Boston
Description: A circa 1850s pewter coffee or teapot made by Morey & Obert Pewters of Boston Massachussetts. The pot has a circular flat bottom, having a circular foot, pedestal base rising to a constriction which then gives rise to a pear shaped pot with a domed lid and having an applied handle. The pot has a spout with ribbed sides and a decoration on its tip. The handel has feathered decoration near the top too. The domed lid has a finial in the shape of a bunch of grapes attached to a vine with grape leaves attached to it. The pot has a nice warm dark gray patina. Please see photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Boston Massachusetts
Size: 8 3/4" high, 4 1/4" in diameter at the base, and is ~8 1/2" at its widest point including the handle and spout.
Maker: Morey and Ober.
Marks: Has the Morey & Ober mark stamped on the bottom consisting of a circle having the name Morey & Ober on top and Boston on the bottom. There is an eagle with a shield on its chest above the mark and the number 7 in its center. Please see last photo for details.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice antique coffee or teapot with a beautiful uncommon design.
Condition: This pot is in very good condition. It has no breaks, cracks, or repairs. The hinge is intact and in excellent shape. The piece has one area where the surface was hit with a sharp object in several spots close to each other resulting in a ding (see the third photo above the waist of the pot). The piece also has one or two shallow surface dings, which are very dificult to see but are there. Finally the surface has stains, which can be seen in the photos and the piece could probably use a good cleaning, but we will leave that to the new owner. Never the less, all of these issues do not distract from the beauty and quality of the piece and it will still display very well. This piece has a nice shape and look which makes it a great piece to display in your collection. Please view photos to appreciate the beauty, quality, and condition of the piece.
In Closing: This is a beautiful tea or coffee pot of substantial construction. It weighs over 1 1/2 pounds and is really solid and feels great in your hand. It has a wonderful classic shape.