Teapot

1760
Zachariah Brigden (American, 1734–1787)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 549

Accession Number

1971.50

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Provenance

Buhler Entry: Mary and Paul Dudley (see Cat. no. 367) were children of Epes Sargent (1690-1762) and his second wife, Catherine Winthrop (1711-1781), whose first marriage had been to Samuel Browne. It is interesting that for their daughter her maternal coat was used but not for her brother. When the bookplate was cut (Cat. no. 350) the first Epes Jr. (1721-1779) had officially lost that title. His son was Epes (1748-1822). Mary, baptized May 28, 1749, died at boarding school in the year that her teapot was made. Could it have been a gift to take to school?

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour