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.

Date Made: ca 1929

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, North Attleboro

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. John H. Murray

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0825.11Catalog Number: 1991.0825.11Accession Number: 1991.0825

Object Name: infuser, tea

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 1/2 in x 2 in x 2 1/8 in; 3.81 cm x 5.08 cm x 5.3975 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-6684-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1091445

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