Teapot

Teapot

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Description
Pear-shaped or "Queen Anne" teapot on short, circular foot ring with a high-domed hinged lid topped by urn knop; spurred D- or ear-shaped, wood handle pinned into conical sockets; and faceted S-scroll spout with flat oval lip. Bead borders applied around rim of lid and shoulder of body; molded bands at rim and seam of body. Body perforated at spout. Inside of flat bottom is struck with a crowned "X" mark above a circular "LOVE" touch mark with lovebirds touching beaks; both marks effaced.
Attributed to John Andrew Brunstrom (circa 1753-1793) of Philadelphia, PA; working 1783-1793.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
teapot
date made
1785 - 1810
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/2 in x 8 in x 4 5/8 in; 19.05 cm x 20.32 cm x 11.7475 cm
ID Number
1986.0027.26
catalog number
1986.0027.26
accession number
1986.0027
Credit Line
Bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Kler
subject
Tea Drinking
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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