Museum logo
Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object ID # 1957.016.006
Object Name Teapot
Title Silver-plated Tea Pot
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Year Range from 1869
Year Range to 1898
Made Meriden Silverplate Co.?
Place of Origin Meriden, Connecticut
Description Ornate, silver-plated, lidded, footed teapot. The decoration on this teapot exhibits Greco- African influences. There is decorative banding around the top of the vessel, and a scene depicting a carriage, lanterns and potted palms on its sides. The pouring handle forms a rough triangle with the body of the vessel and is attached at the rim (where the lid is hinged to the body) and at the wider part of the body. The vessel sits on highly decorated feet. The spout is tall and close to the body of the vessel. The lid has an ornately-patterned, trefoil-shaped lift handle.
See RELATED items. It was likely manufactured in Meriden, Connecticut sometime in the 1869-1898 time period.
Provenance Manufactured by the Meriden Silverplate Co. of Meriden, Connecticut. The Meriden company was founded in 1869 by Charles Casper. In 1898, it merged with other companies to create the International Silver Co. This particular pattern, No. ..., called "......", was produced between 18-- and 18--.

Used as part of a tea service that belonged to the Hiram Kilbourn of Owen Sound, Grey County.

Last owned by his great-grandson, Mr. W. Quay Kilbourn of Toronto.

Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Metal/Silver
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Kilbourn, Hiram
Subjects Tea
Tea parties
Function This Victorian tea pot (or hot water pot) was used to hold tea until it was served into individual teacups.