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Object ID 1939.016.001
Object Name Teapot
Collection Ceramics
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Charles Prevost MacArthur
Date circa 1808
Year Range from 1800
Year Range to 1810
Description 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
Provenance 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.
Subjects Teapots
People Hemphill, Mary
Search Terms Teapots
Mary Hemphill
China Trade
Material Porcelain
Place of Origin China