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Teapot Teapot

This is a teapot. It was decorated by Clara Chipman Newton and manufactured by Rookwood Pottery. It is dated 1882 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is earthenware, bronze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by William Goodman and Marcia Goodman. It is credited Gift of Marcia and William Goodman.

  • Katagami, Blossoms
  • cut mulberry paper treated with persimmon tannin and silk thread.
  • Gift of Helen Snyder.
  • 1976-103-262

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Katagami, Cherry Blossoms
  • cut mulberry paper treated with persimmon tannin and silk thread.
  • Gift of Helen Snyder.
  • 1976-103-225

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (overall): 13.3 × 20 × 15.9 cm (5 1/4 × 7 7/8 × 6 1/4 in.) H x W x D (with handle upright): 22 cm (8 11/16 in.) H x diam. (lid): 3.2 × 6.7 cm (1 1/4 × 2 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On façade of teapot: [1] “ROOKWOOD”, impressed (manufacturer’s mark; 1882-1886) [2] “1882”, impressed (date mark; 1882)

It is inscribed

Inscribed on bronze handle "Made by Clara Chipman Newton for Maria Longworth Nichols with deepest appreciation and affection Dec. 25, 1882"

Cite this object as

Teapot Teapot; Manufactured by Rookwood Pottery (United States); USA; earthenware, bronze; H x W x D (overall): 13.3 × 20 × 15.9 cm (5 1/4 × 7 7/8 × 6 1/4 in.) H x W x D (with handle upright): 22 cm (8 11/16 in.) H x diam. (lid): 3.2 × 6.7 cm (1 1/4 × 2 5/8 in.); Gift of Marcia and William Goodman; 1984-84-11-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Japonism.

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