Our museum is temporarily closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read a message from our director, and check our website and social media for updates.

Teapot

Teapot

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
Japanned, cylindrical oval teapot with a triangular, hinged lid topped by a triple-scroll loop at front, a tapered D- or ear-shaped strap handle, and straight, tapered spout placed low on the perforated body. Body and spout have soft-soldered lapped seams; flat bottom with projecting, folded edge. Painted decoration features a right-leaning, red, circular flower with yellow dotted center and thinly-painted white and alizarin petals on a yellow stem with yellow curlicues and berries. A blended blue to yellow or white daisy is at top right. Yellow leaves with red veins, and green leaves with yellow veins. A yellow-dotted red ribbon borders shoulder; red brushwork covers lid. No marks.
Attributed to the Stevens Tinshop of Stevens Plains (now part of Portland), ME, circa 1800-1842.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
teapot
date made
ca 1800 - 1842
place made
United States: Maine, Portland
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (handle rims material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 5 7/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 3 5/16 in; 14.9225 cm x 23.495 cm x 8.41375 cm
ID Number
1978.0119.09
accession number
1978.0119
catalog number
1978.0119.09
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object