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Teapot made by Peter Bentzon

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Created by
Bentzon, Peter, American, ca. 1783 - after 1850
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
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
African diaspora
Craftsmanship
Free communities of color
Ornamentation
United States--History--1815-1861
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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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