Rectangular, seamed teapot with raised-panel, bulging sides and a flared, rectangular, hinged lid topped by cast acorn on four ball feet. Body is engraved "DFB" in conjoined foliate script and has die-rolled bands of eight-petaled flowers and snowflake motifs at top and bottom of its flared shoulder and a narrower band of leaves at its base. Spurred, right-angled, C-curve handle, rectangular in section, has ribbed fruitwood insulators. Bellied S-curve spout, also rectangular in section, has a curvilinear upper lip. Underside is struck twice "P.GARRETT" in raised serif letters in a rectangle and incised "$62.40" and "oz 26 dwt 7". No centerpoint. From a three-piece tea service, DL*303918.0001-.0002.
Maker is Phillip (or Philip) Garrett (1780-1851) of Philadelphia, PA; worked alone, 1801-1828, and in partnership with his son Thomas Cresson Garrett (1805-1888) from 1828 to 1835.
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Object Name
date made
1815 - 1825
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
wood (insulators material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 11/16 in x 3 13/16 in; 19.05 cm x 27.178 cm x 9.652 cm
overall: 7 5/8 in x 10 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in; 19.3675 cm x 26.67 cm x 12.065 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Estate of Elizabeth Bunnell
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