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Teapot with lid

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This is a thrown pot with a circular body, straight-tapered spout, and drawn, criss-crossed handle applied to body with floral springs. There is a disc-like cover with an applied fruit or floral finial with leafage, which is not original to the pot. The pot is glazed opaque with a narrow...

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NEC QUAERER HONOREM NEC SPERNERE in banner

Provenance

Probably originally owned by Winthrop Sargent; descended in the Sargent family of Boston; may have descended through Henry Sargent to Winthrop Henry Sargent of Boston; to MFA, 1983, gift from Miss Aimee Lamb of Boston. (Accession date: Sept 14, 1983)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée Lamb

Chinese, 1790–1800

Object Place

China for American Market

Dimensions

13.33 x 22.86 x 12.06 cm (5 1/4 x 9 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1983.359a-b

Medium or Technique

Porcelain, hard-paste

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain