Raised, double-bellied, baluster- or pear-shaped teapot with a domed and flared, hinged lid topped by a cast urn knop on a tall, flared pedestal base with circular foot; one side of body has an empty, wheelwork engraved, pointed-oval reserve with scrolls above and bowknot below. Applied beading at rim of lid and outside edge of foot, and graduated beads on sides of cast, S-curve spout. Spurred, S-curve handle is pinned into a curved, cylindrical upper socket and scroll-ended lower socket with a diamond- or lozenge-shaped plate. Hole in body at spout. Outside of foot is struck twice "REVERE" in raised serif letters in a rectangle, both partial. Centerpunch on bottom underside.
The attribution of this teapot to Paul Revere, Jr. (1702/3-1758) is questionable.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1785
Revere, Paul
Physical Description
silver (body; lid material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 33.8 cm x 12.7 cm x 11.6 cm; 13 5/16 in x 5 in x 4 9/16 in
overall: 13 3/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 34.925 cm x 22.225 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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