teapot; pear-shaped with a wooden handle; engraved finial and engraved band around cover on body; engraved crest on side.

Teapot, c. 1760-1765

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These two objects are high-quality eighteenth-century examples of tea wares. The teapot by Pelletreau who apprenticed with Simeon Soumain (whose porringer is shown here) has an inverted pear shape, which would have been hand-hammered upside down to form its signature shape. The similarly-shaped body of the Richardson creamer, with its integral spout, was likely also raised from one piece of silver. The single cast foot distinguishes this Philadelphia creamer from tri-footed New England examples.

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Title
Teapot
Artist Life
1736-1810
Role
Silversmith
Accession Number
32.21.6
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teapot; pear-shaped with a wooden handle; engraved finial and engraved band around cover on body; engraved crest on side.