In the late eighteenth century, black earthenware and stoneware made by English potters conjured up the art and culture of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Italy. This coffee pot may be similar to the blackwares owned by George and Martha Washington. The inventory taken after George Washington's death in 1799 records an "Egyptian china" teapot valued at fifty cents in the pantry overseen by Frank Lee, an enslaved butler at Mount Vernon. More

Date

1790-1800


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Stoneware


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 8 1/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (20.96 cm x 23.5 cm x 14.94 cm)


Credit

Gift of Walter Morris, 1904


Marks

Stamped on the base of the pot: "TURNER".


Object Number

W-503


Colors


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