Compressed globular teapot with flared and scored circular collar and base. Inset, wide-rimmed, bell-domed, hinged lid is topped by small conical knop. Spurred, S-curve handle has cylindrical sockets; plain S-curve spout has flat top face and damaged lower lip. Body incised with two pairs of lines near middle and perforated at spout. Underside of slightly inset, flat bottom struck with touch mark of "BOARDMAN / & HART" above "N YORK", all in raised roman letters in rectangles, and "N\o. 4" in incuse roman letters.

Maker is Boardman & Hart, New York, NY, working 1828-1853. The Boardmans were a well-known family of pewtersmiths in Connecticut during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Lucius Hart (1803-1871) apprenticed with Thomas Danforth Boardman (1784-1873) and was his partner in the New York branch of the business. Boardman & Hart manufactured pewter but, over time, produced less of it in favor of Britannia and block tin, which could be silver plated. (For a similar teapot in silver plate, marked "N\o. 5", see DL*300859.30.)

Date Made: 1828-1853

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Credit Line: Gift of Sally L. Bristol and Nancy G. Cook in memory of Frances Carpenter Cook

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0081.01Catalog Number: 1981.0081.01Accession Number: 1981.0081

Object Name: teapot

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 7/8 in x 9 3/8 in x 5 7/8 in; 17.4625 cm x 23.8125 cm x 14.9225 cm

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Record Id: nmah_1453527

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