Japanned, oval teapot with a rounded, circular cover topped by triple-scroll loop and a tapered strap handle opposite the straight, tapered spout placed low on the body, which is perforated at opening. Semi-impasto painted decoration features a left-leaning red tulip with white overstrokes and yellow crosshatching across its open center on a green stem surrounded by green and yellow leaflets. Pairs of delicate, yellow, opposing scrolls border top, while single opposing scrolls encircle base. Red rick-rack border on shoulder. Body and spout have soft-soldered lapped seams. Flat bottom has a projecting, folded edge. No marks.
Attributed to eastern New York, possibly the Albany area.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1800-1850
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 5 5/8 in x 10 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 14.2875 cm x 26.035 cm x 9.525 cm
place made
United States: New York, Albany
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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