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Object Name: Teapot

Object ID: 1968.049.46.1

Creator: Simpson, Hall, Miller & CompanyManufacturer

Place of Origin: Wallingford, CT

Date: 1866-1889

Description: Teapot. Manufactured by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., Wallingford, CT; 1866-1889. Silver-plated white metal. Bowl shaped body with a narrowing neck, hinged attached lid, loop handle, tall narrow spout with built in strainer, on a squat round pedestal base. Diamond shaped finial on lid, with round ball shaped projections. Upper part of handle ends in ball shaped projections. Lower part of handle ends in a cornucopia with an angular cut out. Two round mother of pearl insulators on handle. Spout attachment in fluted design. Stamped decoration on body in a geometric and floral design. Stamped on bottom of body, "1830", and an upper case letter "D". A cast round disk is soldered to bottom pedestal base with makers mark; the text is in upper case sans-serif letters, "SIMPSON,HALL,&CO." followed by a star and "TREBLE / PLATE". One of a set (1968.049.46.1-.2).

Material: Metal

Dimensions: H-10.1 W-9.1 D-5.9 inches

Provenance: Tea and coffee pot given with a large collection of items from the donor's Rock family, who resided primarily in the area around Lebanon, New Hampshire. Perhaps this set belonged to donor's parents, Emma Waterman (1852->1910) & Henry Rock (1850-1910), who married 1870. Pieces have the mark of silverplaters Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., of Wallingford, Ct., in business, 1866-1898.

Credit Line: Gift of Ethel Rock Millen

People: Rock, Henry A. (1850-1910), Millen, Ethel Rock (1890-1980), Rock, Emma (1852-after 1910), Waterman, Emma

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