Teapot

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-11020

Description

Blue transfer-printed earthenware teapot. Floral motif surrounds scenes depicting Mount Vernon. Rectangular faceted cover with a floral molded finial.

Details

Descriptive Terms

teapots
earthenware
transfer printing
Vessel, Drink Serving
Teapot
Teapot

Label

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.

Inscription

"MOUNT VERNON/ the seat of the late/ GENERAL WASHINGTON." (handwritten)

Associated Person

Washington, George, 1732-1799

Associated Building

Subject Mount Vernon,

People and Organizations

Mount Vernon

Washington, George, 1732-1799

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Staffordshire, England

Dimensions

6 1/2 x 10 x 4 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley

Accession Number

1926.419AB