Teapot on Stand

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Early Neoclassical style, c. 1780
Abingdon, Maryland; Joseph Toy

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.

Silver. H 13, W 24.1 cm; H 2.8, Dia 14 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 3502, 3503