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Teapot

Object Number: 
1936.789ab
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 11 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. ( 17.1 x 29.2 x 13.3 cm )
Description: 
Red earthenware teapot and lid with silver luster finish; flower finial, plain strap handle with spur, and S-shaped spout; teapot has overall boat shape with molded design of stippled diamonds and inverted bellflowers with fluting near base.
Gallery Label: 
Ceramic objects covered in silver luster were an inexpensive imitation of real silver. This teapot was owned in the family of Morris Ketchum (1796-1880), the donor's ancestor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group