Inside the Collections Care Project: A fall find

Oct 3, 2014

As Historic New England’s Collections Care Project continues, hundreds more objects have been moved and the seasons have now changed from summer to autumn. This week we documented an object that fits nicely with the new fall weather.

This pewter pumpkin teapot with leaf-shaped feet dates to between 1825 and 1850. The top cover has a tiny ornament of a squash with leaves. Vines can be seen running up the teapot’s spout.

Its creators, James Dixon & Sons, were based in Sheffield, England. They were well known for using British metals in their creations throughout the nineteenth century.

This pot would be ideal for making tea in the cool October days ahead. As always, please check in with us next week for another exciting find, as we continue the Collections Care Project.

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