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Child's Teapot
about 1840-1850
Maker:Made by William Adams & Sons , English, 1819 - 1865
Original Owner:Originally owned by Sophronia Palmer , American, 1799 - 1866
Original Owner:Possibly originally owned by Dorothy Amelia Boardman , American, 1842 - 1903
Mechanically-molded ironstone
Primary Dimensions (height including lid x width x depth): 4 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/2in. (10.2 x 13.3 x 8.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the estate of Elsie B. Reynolds
Description: Small, white, ironstone teapot, part of a child's tea service, of which twenty-one pieces survive: a teapot, a cream pitcher, a sugar, five cups, six saucers, and six bread-and-butter plates. Each piece in the set is decorated with four or six medium blue sprig-molded designs of fine detail, alternating between two vines twisted together with clusters of grapes and a single vine with a cluster of grapes. The bottom of each saucer in the group is impressed with the mark "GRANITE WA&S", and the bottom of the bread-and-butter plates is marked "ADAMS". Teapot (.1a): The octagonal baluster-shaped teapot has sprig-molded decorations applied to the swelled sides. There are two mold lines on the body of the teapot, as well as a curved spout and ear-shaped handle with a small thumb piece. There is a yellowish discoloration where the spout meets the body of the teapot. Lid (.1b): The small lid has three clusters of sprig-molded decorations applied to the top, and a small steam hole next to an octagonal, knob-shaped finial. There is a relatively large area of loss and a separate small chip on the rim. The surface of the lid shows mild crazing.
Object Number: 1962.47.1.1a,b
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