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Pear-shaped or "Queen Anne" teapot on short foot ring with tall, bell-domed, hinged lid topped by wood button knop; upper part of hinge is a flat, rectangular block. Spurred, S-curve handle has cylindrical sockets; faceted, S-scroll spout has flat, horizontal oval lip. Lid decorated with three sets of scored lines and roulette work at edge. Body perforated at spout. Underside of flat bottom struck with an incuse "X" above maker's touch mark; inside has spiral turning mark and possibly an effaced touch at center.
Maker is Thomas Danforth Boardman (1784-1873) of Litchfield and Hartford, CT; working, 1804-circa 1860.
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Object Name
date made
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
wood (knop button material)
overall: 7 1/4 in x 8 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in; 18.415 cm x 21.59 cm x 12.065 cm
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Credit Line
Bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Kler
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
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National Museum of American History
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