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Object ID # 1957.028.001ab
Object Name Teapot
Title Tea Pot (c. 1885)
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date c. 1885
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Blue & white floral-patterned stoneware china teapot (a) and lid (b), c. 1885. The tea pot is predominately white in colour, with light-blue daisy-type floral designs. The base of the pot is round. It then becomes fluted and more squarish in shape, before tapering towards the top. There is an angular handle with moulded corners and leaf patterning. The spout is longish, and is also decorated with a floral design. The base has two impressed circles. The lid is also white, with light-blue, daisy-like floral motifs. It has a small drilled vent hole near its lift handle. No maker's mark.
Provenance As there is no maker's identification, it is unknown in which country this tea pot was manufactured. The last owner, Mrs. Elmore Woods, reported only that it belonged to her mother, Jane Jolley (née Silverthorn), c. 1885. Research shows that her mother was married to John William Jolley. She died in March, 1946, in her 80th year. Jane Jolley was a daughter of James and Elizabeth Silverthorn of the St. Vincent and Sydenham Township Town line area of Grey County.
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Ceramic/Glaze
Dimensions H-25.1 W-20 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Jolley, John
Subjects Tea
Tea parties
Function A decorative pot in which to steep tea and then pour.