Round shaped porcelain teapot with spout, handle, and dome-shaped lid; decoration of mandarin figures and genre scenes in black, rust and gold linework. European market teapot. Rouge de fer overglaze 'currier' genre scene. Excerpt from note: "...will be glad to accept Sarah's very kind invitation and will write her today and would much prefer remaining quiently (sic) with you to going anywhere. I have grandmother's 'memorabilia' before me and quote 'my little china tea pot which belonged to my great grandparents, William and Elizabeth Ellery."
Credit LineGift of Howland Russel
Related People & OrganizationsEllery, Elizabeth (associated)
Ellery, William, 1727-1820 (associated)
Russel, Howland (associated)