Hyde Hall

Silver Teapot

Silver Teapot


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.

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