Japanned, cylindrical oval teapot with a triangular, hinged lid topped by a triple-scroll loop at front, a tapered D- or ear-shaped strap handle, and straight, tapered spout placed low on the perforated body. Body and spout have soft-soldered lapped seams; flat bottom with projecting, folded edge. Painted decoration features a right-leaning, red, circular flower with yellow dotted center and thinly-painted white and alizarin petals on a yellow stem with yellow curlicues and berries. A blended blue to yellow or white daisy is at top right. Yellow leaves with red veins, and green leaves with yellow veins. A yellow-dotted red ribbon borders shoulder; red brushwork covers lid. No marks.
Attributed to the Stevens Tinshop of Stevens Plains (now part of Portland), ME, circa 1800-1842.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1800 - 1842
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (handle rims material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 5 7/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 3 5/16 in; 14.9225 cm x 23.495 cm x 8.41375 cm
place made
United States: Maine, Portland
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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
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