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Teapot and lid: State House, Hartford

Object Number: 
1961.318ab
Date: 
1815-1834
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 5 1/8 in. ( 13.3 x 24.8 x 13 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in blue on base: "STATE HOUSE/HARTFORD" printed: affixed label: "Very, very rare priced at $500"
Description: 
Molded pearlware oblong bulbous teapot with flanged neck, scrolled angular handle and oblong,semi-domed lid with three-fourth rim around reverse and mushroom finial molded in low relief; printed in light to medium blue with views of neoclassical building in oval medallions either side, floral border.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Provenance: 
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group