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Identification and Creation
Object Number
875.1927
People
Samuel Minott, American (1732 - 1803)
Title
Teapot
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1751
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, Massachusetts, Boston
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/232464
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
14 x 23 x 12 cm (5 1/2 x 9 1/16 x 4 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Mark, in rectangle: Minott
    Inscribed, bottom: William Kneeland, H.C. 1751
Provenance
William Kneeland, Gift from ten of his students, 1763. (William Kneeland was Tutor 1754-1763)
Descended through family to Frederick H. Hedge (class of 1851) and Miss Charlotte A. Hedge.
Joint Gift to Harvard Library, 1916.

Corporation Records, June 21, 1916: Voted that the President and Fellows desire to express their gratitude to Mr. Frederick H. Hedge and to Miss Charlotte A. Hedge for their gift of a silver teapot belonging to their great grandfather, Dr. William Kneeland, a Tutor in the College from 1754 to 1763. Frederick was class of 1851. Charlotte and Frederick were descendants of Tutor William Kneeland, class of 1751.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Loan from Harvard University; Gift to Harvard College in 1916 from Miss Charlotte A. Hedge and Frederick H. Hedge, Class of 1851, descendants of Tutor William Kneeland, Class of 1751, to whom the teapot once belonged
Object Number
875.1927
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

GenEd US12 American Encounters: Art, Contact, and Conflict, 1560-1860 (S427) Spring 2012, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 05/12/2012

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