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teapot

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Raised, rectangular, boat-shaped teapot on short flared rectangular base with four ball feet; engraved on one side with a wreath of oak leaves and acorns above the inscription "Com. O.H.PERRY / CONQUERED the ENEMY, on LAKE ERIE, / Septem. 10\th/. 1813.", and on the other "PRESENTED / by the Citizens of / BOSTON." Domed and flared rectangular hinged lid is topped by a cast rectangular finial; matching upper body connects to the stepped-ogee top portion of the bulbous lower body by a die-rolled band of roses. Gadrooning at middle of finial, edge of base, and tops of both rectangular handle sockets; die-rolled band of eight-petaled flowers at rectangular rim. C-curve handle carved with volute for top and band of pointed leaves at base. Flat-sided S-curve spout with oval shell on its square lip. Underside of rounded bottom scratched "27,,12" at spout end; centerpoint visible. No other marks. Few dents in body. Part of tea and coffee service, 1985.0121.01-.07.
Maker is Jesse Churchill (1773-1819) and Daniel Treadwell (1791-1872) of Boston, MA; dates in partnership given as 1805-1813 and 1809-1819.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
teapot
date made
1813-1814
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 8 3/8 in x 11 1/8 in x 4 7/8 in; 21.2725 cm x 28.2575 cm x 12.3825 cm
ID Number
1985.0121.01
catalog number
1985.0121.01
accession number
1985.0121
Credit Line
Gift of Anita G. English, Lilla Cabot Levitt, and Elizabeth S. Lyon
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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