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Object ID # 1957.016.005
Object Name Teapot
Title Tea Pot from a Tea Service
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 arm 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 ornate, trefoil-shaped lift knob.
Provenance Manufactured by the Meriden Silverplate Co. of Meriden, Connecticut. It was used as part of a tea service that belonged to the Kilbourn family. 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--.

Previously owned by Mr. W. Quay Kilbourn of Toronto, who told museum staff that the tea service came from the home of his great-grandfather, Hiram Kilbourn.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Metal/Silver
Dimensions H-28 W-23 Cir-35 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Kilbourn, Hiram

Kilbourn, John Melbourne
Function This Victorian tea pot was used as part of a tea service that belonged to the Kilbourn family of Owen Sound and Bruce County. See RELATED items. It was likely manufactured in Meriden, Connecticut sometime in the 1869-1898 time period.