Tea Infuser

Small, perforated, octagonal or eight panel-sided teapot-shaped infuser with a right-angled, C-curve handle, bellied spout with split lip, and flared, hinged lid with a short, oval link chain ending in a circular ring attached to its pointed top. Lid collar struck on exterior "STERLING" in sans serif letters and with trademark superimposed "W" and "Co" pierced horizontally by a right-facing feathered arrow.
Maker is Webster Co. of North Attleboro, MA; 1894-present. George K. Webster started the business in 1869 as G.K. Webster and Co., but it was renamed Webster Company following his death in 1894. Since 1950, it has been a subsidiary of Reed & Barton. The firm specializes in holloware, novelty and vanity items.
Currently not on view
Object Name
infuser, tea
date made
ca 1929
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
average spatial: 5.2 cm x 5.5 cm; 2 1/16 in x 2 3/16 in
overall: 1 1/2 in x 2 in x 2 1/8 in; 3.81 cm x 5.08 cm x 5.3975 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, North Attleboro
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John H. Murray
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