- School & Youth
- Get Involved
Small round, ball-shaped teapot with domed, hinged lid with ornament on top; globular makeshift wooden handle, straight spout.
pewter (tin alloy)
wood (plant material)
Vessel, Drink Serving
"Cherished Possessions": This gnarly old teapot, surely the humblest object in the exhibition, probably would not have been saved at all had it not belonged to Crispus Attucks, a slave who was the first victim of the so-called Boston Massacre of 1770. That it survived is testimony to the early recognition of its value as an emblem of martyrdom in the cause of freedom. In Boston, Massachusetts, in the 1850s, relics like this were placed on display to rally support for the Abolitionist Movement.
5 x 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Miss S.E. Kimball through the Bostonian Society
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Title Cup Accession Number 1993.698