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Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York

Teapot

Teapot
Object name 
Teapot
Date 
1663-1719
Medium 
Silver, wood
Description 
When this teapot was made during the last decade of the seventeenth century, tea drinking was still a relatively recent phenomenon in the American colonies. Despite its modest proportions, this teapot communicated owners Captain and Mrs. Johannes Schuyler’s status through its connection to the refined ritual of tea drinking and implied access to costly leaves.
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, Bequest of Major Philip Schuyler
Object Number 
1915.20
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group