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Seamed, oblong bulbous teapot with domed oval, hinged lid topped by a cast oval medallion knop on an oval ribbed base with four ball feet; lower body is engraved on one side with a lengthy inscription presenting service from "The Parish of Whittingham & Neighbourhood" to "Mr. Joshua Crea" for his "Services as their Surgeon". Applied cast gadrooning punctuated by acanthus-framed shells and anthemions is at edge of stepped-ogee shoulder atop the short incurved neck. Spurred acanthus-topped, ear-shaped handle, rectangular in section, is pinned into thin insulators with an acanthus volute upper socket and tapered rectangular lower socket. Bellied S-curve spout has a flat inside face and D-shaped, cyma-notched lip. Body perforated at spout. Underbelly to right of handle is struck with six hallmarks. Part of a seven-piece service (including a padded teapot cover or cozy), DL*66.0537A-G.
Currently not on view
date made
1818 - 1819
presentation date
place made
United Kingdom: England, Newcastle
place presented; place used
United Kingdom: England, Whittingham
place used
United Kingdom: England, Northumberland
United States: Wisconsin, Menomonie
United States: Minnesota, Lake Park
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ivory (insulators material)
overall: 6 3/4 in x 12 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in; 17.145 cm x 31.115 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John H. Crea
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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