An American Silver Teapot Christopf Christian Kuchler & Adolphe Himmel for Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans, 1852-53 of pear form on a stepped circular base, both sides engraved with large rococo cartouches and one side with the name "Ella," the domed cover chased with conforming rocaille band and with apple form finial, with faceted spout and capped scroll handle marked on underside K&H in an oval, HYDE & GOODRICH, MANUFACTURERS NEW ORLEANS, and WARRANTED PURE COIN in a serrated punch 24 ozt 13 dwt Height 8 5/8 inches Estimate $ 1,000-2,000
The brief partnership between Christopf Christian Kuchler and Adolphe Himmel lasted from 1852 to 1853, but during this short period the firm was responsible for creating some of the most exceptional rococo revival silver to be produced in New Orleans. The majority of their silver seems to have been retailed through Hyde & Goodrich, and Himmel continued to produce for Hyde & Goodrich after his partnership with Kuchler dissolved. In 1858 Kulcher entered into partnership with Bernard Terfloth, and then with August Jansen following the Civil War.
missing hinge pin to attach cover, shallow 1/2 inch dent to lower left of engraved name one one side, two shallow dings to lower body but not through, lower handle terminal pushed in a little but not visible from exterior, light overall wear but chased decoration good, overall good condition, clear marks