Teapot with cover
Overall: 5 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. ( 14 x 23.8 cm )
Cylindrical porcelain teapot with reeded strap handles terminating in floral sprays and straight spout; decorated in blue underglaze with Chinese river scene with buildings and bridge; border pattern on cover and top of body consists of bands of blue-on-blue overlapping lines, fish scales, and scallops; gilded berry knop on lid.
This teapot belonged to William Minturn (1734-1799), merchant of New York and Newport and ancestor of owners, Helen Burr Smith and Henrietta Royer Smith.
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