Teapot On Stand

Date:
1780
Creator:
Joseph Toy
Publisher/Studio:
Abingdon, MD

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.

Description (physical):

Material: Silver. H: 13cm, W: 24.1cm; H: 2.8cm, Di: 14cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP3502_3503
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site