This simple drum shaped teapot reflects the reserved manner and plain tastes of its owner, Priscilla Dorsey Ridgely. It was made by a Quaker silversmith, Joseph Toy, who worked in the small Harford County village of Abingdon. Toy also made a virtually identical teapot for Priscilla’s sister Rebecca Dorsey Ridgely.
Material: Silver. H: 13cm, W: 24.1cm; H: 2.8cm, Di: 14cm.
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Hampton National Historic Site