Pewter Tea Kettle

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1725-1775

GUSN

GUSN-2442

Description

Pewter teapot; large globular shape; turned wooden handle mounted between pewter bracket sides; attached cover with a wooden finial; hinged at one side showing a foliate motif; curved spout; shallow foot; surface has a smooth, plain finish.

Details

Descriptive Terms

kettles (vessels)
cookware
casting (process)
pewter (tin alloy)
tin alloy
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
Rococo
Pewter
Turned
Foliate
Cast
Tea
Kettle

Inscription

Incised on the bottom underside is: HR [maybe the maker's mark].

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Holland

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.465

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