|Credit line||Gift of Mrs. Charles Prevost MacArthur|
|Year Range from||1800|
|Year Range to||1810|
Porcelain teapot with a cylindrical body, straight, narrow spout, and slender handle composed of two overlapping strands. The body is decorated on the sides with a sepia roundel of a shepherdess and dog reclining in a wooded setting. Above the image is a gilt-edged shield with the script initials "MH" for Mary Hemphill. The lid, upper portion of the body, and base of the handle are gilded and decorated with small blue flowers.
|Dimensions||H-5.5 W-5 L-9.5 inches|
|Dimension Details||Greatest dimensions including lid.|
|Owned||Mary Hemphill Jones|
Part of a set that originally belonged to Mary Hemphill (1779-1834), one of the six children of William and Elizabeth Allison Hemphill. Her father entered the China trade in 1803 in partnership with Robert Ralston of Philadelphia. William Hemphill gave this china set to his daughter on the occasion of her marriage in Wilmington to Morgan Jones on November 1, 1808.
|Place of Origin||China|