Made by Robert Shepherd (1781-1852) and William Boyd (1774-1840)
Albany, New York
This teapot was purchased by George Clarke (1768-1840) from Shepherd and Boyd on October 31, 1826. Robert Shepherd (1781-1853) and William Boyd (1774-1840) were prominent silversmiths at 136 Market Street, Albany NY. Engraved on the side is a pheon, the Hyde family crest, a medieval point or javelin, meaning dexterity and the readiness for battle. Engraved on the same side is the eagle, the Clarke family crest.