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Teapot

1982.190 (RS30598)

Description

Lighthouse-style pewter teapot with domed, hinged lid with ornament; curved spout; S-shaped handle with thumb rest; and bands at base and rim.

Details

Maker
Probably Lee, Richard (Pewterer)
Date
1820
Circa
Inscriptions
"(?).Lee" (in a rectangle (probably the mark of Richard Lee Sr. of Springfield, Vermont))
Location of origin
Springfield , Vermont
Associated Building
Original To Cooper-Frost-Austin House (Cambridge, Mass.).
Material
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Springfield (Windsor county, Vermont)
Descriptive terms
britannia metal
pewter (tin alloy)
Teapot
teapots
tin (metal)
Dimensions
10 1/2 x 8 (HxW), 5 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1982.190
Credit Line
Bequest of Eleanor Clarke Bowser
GUSN
50158

Comments

teapot #

AvatarPosted by david kilroy on March 23, 2016
probably NOT by Richard Lee. Possibly marked by the merchants "Lee [and Cressy] who were supplied by one of the Beverly, Mass. makers--Israel and Oliver Trask, and Eben Smith.