Teapot

1830–50
Roswell Gleason (American, 1799–1887)


Object Place: Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

19.05 x 24.76 x 15.24 cm (7 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

64.1773

Medium or Technique

Pewter

On View

The Heide Family Galleries (Gallery 238A)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Pewter

Double domed cover with wooden finial. The handle is metal, painted black; the knob is painted wood. The body was made using the “reverse mold” technique, with two identical vessels soldered together and with a solder line visible as a horizontal band across the middle of the vessel. There are strainer holes at the juncture of the spout and the bowl.

Markings

"R. GLEASON" in depressed rectangle with raised letters.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Stephen S. FitzGerald