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Created by:
Peter Bentzon, American, ca. 1783 - after 1850  Search this
Medium:
silver and wood
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 x 12 x 5 in. (17.8 x 30.5 x 12.7 cm)
Type:
teapots
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
Virgin Islands of the United States, United States, Caribbean, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1817-1829
Description:
The silver teapot has an oval vase-shape on a spreading pedestal foot, with curved spout capped by an incised patera and wooden leaf-capped scroll handle, and hinged domed cover with acorn finial. The scripted monogram "MC" has been engraved on the side and the name "Rebecca Dawson" has been engraved along the bottom rim.
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Ornamentation  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.14
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51d2d0213-3bbe-4345-a274-ce64478aa500
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.14