Teapot, Made by Paul Revere, 1782

Summary

Silversmith Paul Revere fashioned this neoclassical-style teapot in 1782. One of six known examples, these drum-shaped teapots were unique to Revere's shop. The monogram on the bottom, verified by entries in Revere's record books, confirm that this teapot was made for Boston merchant Joseph Henshaw and his wife, Sarah. The decorative engravings are later additions.

Silversmith Paul Revere fashioned this neoclassical-style teapot in 1782. One of six known examples, these drum-shaped teapots were unique to Revere's shop. The monogram on the bottom, verified by entries in Revere's record books, confirm that this teapot was made for Boston merchant Joseph Henshaw and his wife, Sarah. The decorative engravings are later additions.

Artifact

Teapot

Date Made

1782

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

72.137.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Silver (Metal)
Wood (Plant Material)

Dimensions

Height: 6.25 in

Inscriptions

engraved on one side: S H / S [?] H C engraved on other side: 1797 / 1858 struck twice on base in relief: REVERE scratched on bottom: H/JS

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