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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2020.199
People
Joseph Richardson Sr., American (Philadelphia 1711 - 1784 Philadelphia)
Title
The Hannah Emelen Logan Teapot
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 1745
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/369957
Location
Level 2, Room 2410, South Arcade
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver and wood
Dimensions
14 cm (5 1/2 in.)
539 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • maker's mark: bottom, stamped: IR [in rectangle] [mark of Joseph Richardson, Sr.]
  • maker's mark: bottom, stamped: IR [in rectangle] [mark of Joseph Richardson, Sr.]
  • monogram: side, engraved: HEL
  • inscription: under base, scratchweight: 18-12
Provenance
Hannah Emlen Logan (1722-1777), North Philadelphia. Walter Morrison Jeffords (1882-1960), Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania, by descent; to Walter Morrison Jeffords (1915-1990) and Kathleen McLaughlin (d. 2003), sold [through Sotheby's, New York, October 29, 2004, lot 650]. Daniel and Susan Pollack, gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2020
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Pollack Collection, gift of Daniel A. Pollack AB ’60 and Susan F. Pollack AB ’64
Accession Year
2020
Object Number
2020.199
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Apple-shaped pot with a swan spout and baluster finial. Wooden handle.
Publication History

Martha Gandy Fales, Joseph Richardson and Family: Philadelphia Silversmiths, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Wesleyan University Press (Middletown, CT, 1974), p. 85, repr. as fig. 40

The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords: Early American Silver, auct. cat., Sotheby's, New York (New York, October 28, 2004), pp. 90-93, lot. no 650, repr.

Jeanne Sloane, Early American Silver in the collection of Daniel A. Pollack, Privately Published (Boston [?], 2019), cat. no. 11, repr.

"Harvard Art Museums Receive Important Gift of American Silver", Artfixdaily Artwire ([e-journal], March 22, 2022), https://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/6573-harvard-art-museums-receive-important-gift-of-american-silver, accessed March 24, 2022

Exhibition History

32Q: 2410 South Arcade, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/25/2022 - 01/01/2050

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