Teapot

Federal period
about 1800–05
Charles Louis Boehme (about 1774–1868)


Object Place: Baltimore, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 563

Accession Number

1971.309

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Provenance

Buhler Entry: John May, Jr. (1778-1823) whose emigrating ancestor of the same name was born in England in 1590. He is recorded to have traveled extensively and in 1806 married Ann Gordon Reed. She died the following year when he went to the Cape of Good Hope where he was in the British military service. He returned to Boston about 1822 and died the following year. The tea set descended to be given by the heirs of his brother, Dr. Frederick May.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Martha May Eliot, M.D., and Miss Abigail Adams Eliot, E.D.D.