Lapel Pin - Sterling Silver Teapot Brooch
This pin was created from a rare survival -- a shop drawing of 1760-1775, used by Annapolis silversmith, William Faris. The only working 18th century American silver shop drawings known today are from Faris's shop. The teapot would have been six and one-half inches tall and is in the inverted pear or "double-bellied" form popular with Rococo designs in the 18th century.
This sterling silver brooch, which measures approximately 1.25 in x 1.25 in, is reproduced from the original drawing at the Maryland Historical Society. Created exclusively by Hand & Hammer Silversmiths, Woodbridge, Virginia.