Teapot, part of four-piece tea service
Object Place: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States
15.6 x 27.2 x 10.4 cm (6 1/8 x 10 11/16 x 4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The teapot has an elliptical body with a hinged domed lid and turned oval finial. The spout is curved, and the handle and knob are made of cokus wood.
Reflecting the strong Colonial Revival taste then prevalent in Boston, this set was made by Arthur Hartwell about 1922. The wooden handle of the teapot was fabricated from cokus wood, which is sometimes called grenadilla.
This text has been adapted from “Silver of the Americas, 1600-2000,” edited by Jeannine Falino and Gerald W.R. Ward, published in 2008 by the MFA. Complete references can be found in that publication.
“Stone [with profile of incuse chasing hammer stamped across St] / STERLING / H” struck on bottom of teapot, near edge.
Arthur and Elizabeth Bent Stone estate to their companion Annie E. Priest; by descent to Alma Bent, Stone’s cousin, from whom the Museum purchased the piece.
Seth K. Sweetser Fund