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Pewter Teapot

First Floor - Dining Room

Ceramics and Glass and Objects of Vertu

Thomas S. Derby (c. 1786-1852; working 1812-1852). Middletown, Connecticut, 1835-1850

Pewter Teapot

The wide-bellied teapot with narrow flared neck; a hinged conical lid with button finial. The S-curved spout opposes the C-scroll handle; resting on a narrow flared foot.
Maker’s touchmark: T.S.DERBY at center outside bottom. An engraved inscription added at some undocumented time reads: Joseph Mather / AND Sarah Scott / Married May 29-1777. Explanation for engraving: Commemorating the marriage of Joseph Mather (1753-1840)
and Sarah Scott (1758-1843), who together had 10 surviving children.]

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