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Blue transfer-printed earthenware teapot. Floral motif surrounds scenes depicting Mount Vernon. Rectangular faceted cover with a floral molded finial.
Vessel, Drink Serving
One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."A view of Mount Vernon, home to George Washington for more than 45 years. First known as Little Hunting Creek Plantation, the estate was originally granted to Washington's great grandfather John Washington in 1674. It eventually passed to Washington's older half-brother, Lawrence, who renamed the property Mount Vernon after his commanding officer, Admiral Edward Vernon of the British navy. George Washington inherited the property upon the death of his brother Lawrence's widow in 1761.
"MOUNT VERNON/ the seat of the late/ GENERAL WASHINGTON." (handwritten)
Subject Mount Vernon,
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
6 1/2 x 10 x 4 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley