Creamware "house" teapot

Teapot, c. 1740

Unknown artist, expand_more


Gift of Mrs. Sumner T. McKnightexpand_more  29.4.4a,b

This teapot is in the form of a Georgian-style mansion with a mythological dolphin-shaped handle and a Chinoiserie or Asian-inspired dragon spout and lion finial. The object is composed of stoneware that, while in a slip or liquid consistency, was poured into an alabaster or plaster mold in the shape of the teapot.

Accession Number
Curator Approved

This record has been reviewed by our curatorial staff but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

Zoom in on the left to the detail you'd like to save. Click 'Save detail' and wait until the image updates. Right click the image to 'save image as' or copy link, or click the image to open in a new tab.

Creamware "house" teapot