Teapot made by Peter Bentzon

Created by
Bentzon, Peter, American, ca. 1783 - after 1850
Date
ca. 1817-1829
On View
Concourse 3, C3 053
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
Medium
silver and wood
Dimensions
H x W: 7 x 12 x 5 in. (17.8 x 30.5 x 12.7 cm)
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.
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
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Type
teapots
Topic
African diaspora
Craftsmanship
Design
Free communities of color
Ornamentation
U.S. 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
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51d2d0213-3bbe-4345-a274-ce64478aa500
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