Oval, molded teapot with a double-cusped, ear-shaped handle and a conical spout on an integral foot, glazed and decorated in overglaze cobalt blue enamel. Centered on one side of the teapot is an eagle displayed with an arc of thirteen stars and cloud scrolls above it, a ribbon in its beak emblazoned “E Pluribus Unum”, a striped shield on its breast, a bundle of arrows in its proper right talon, and an olive branch in its proper left talon. On the other side is the emblem “Peace Destroying the Implements of War,” which features a seated woman holding an olive branch in her left hand and a torch in her right hand, with which she is about to destroy the weapons on the ground behind her. The eagle and the emblem of Peace are each contained in the upper portion of a rectangular reserve with shells at its upper corners and a lower border of anthemion and wheat on a stippled ground; reeding frames each of these reserves. A double-intertwined chain with flowerheads on a stippled ground encircles the top of the body. A border of anthemion and darts encircles the shoulder, and eight-pointed stars decorate the scalloped rim. The handle is molded with acanthus leaves. The spout is decorated with a wide band of reeding around its center. Blue lines outline the sides of the handle, the top of the spout, the top of the scalloped rim, the center of the stars on the rim, the top and bottom of the upper border on the sides of the body, the center of reserves on the sides, and the base of the body. An integral, convex strainer covers the opening to the spout on the inside of the teapot. The interior is glazed.

High-domed, oval, molded lid with a sunflower or artichoke knop, glazed and decorated in overglazed cobalt blue enamel. A band of snowflakes on a stippled ground encircles the shoulders. A blue line runs around the rim and the base of the knop and the centers of the snowflakes are picked out in blue. There is a vent hole in one side.






Stoneware (feldspathic), enamel


Overall (H x W x D): 6 3/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. x 5 3/8 in. (16.19 cm x 24.77 cm x 13.65 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mabel Leonard in honor of Mrs. Ernest J. Leonard, 1935

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Colors (Beta)

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