Richard Sawyer ((Irish, died 1812))
Overall: 16.5 x 27.9 cm (6 1/2 x 11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silver, fruit wood
Not On View
1806, Alexander Nixon Montgomery and Henrietta Stafford, Ireland (original commission) [see note 1]; by descent within the family to Anna C. Bright (b. 1889 - d. 1985), Saugus, MA [see note 2]; by descent to her daughter, Frances Bright Berrett (b. 1920), Rockport, MA; given to her son, John C. Berrett (b. 1948), Chicago; 2009, gift of John C. Berrett to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 16, 2009)
 It is believed that this teapot was a gift to Alexander Montgomery and Henrietta Stafford on the occasion of their wedding in 1806. It is engraved with the Montgomery crest and the initials ANM for Alexander Nixon Montgomery.  Anna C. Bright was the niece of Alexander Nixon Montgomery's second wife, Mary Lane. The teapot was passed down through Alexander Randall William Montgomery (b. 1878 - d. 1966).
Gift of John C. Berrett in memory of his grandmother, Anna C. Bright