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Teapot

Object Number: 
1940.963ab
Date: 
1815-1829
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. ( 13.3 x 23.5 x 14.6 cm )
Description: 
Oblong earthenware (pearlware) teapot and lid with dark blue transfer print of City Hall, New York; rectangular lid has rectangular pointed finial and floral transfer print; neck of teapot has floral transfer print; strap handle has transfer print of continuous small circles and S-shaped spout printed with image of man and woman walking; each side of teapot transfer-printed with frontal image of City Hall.
Gallery Label: 
Designed by John McComb Jr. and Joseph Francois Mangin in 1803 and completed in 1812, New York's third City Hall is the oldest municipal building in continuous use in the United States.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. John B. Morris, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group