Teapot and Cover "No Stamp Act"

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  • Attributed to: Cockpitt Hill
  • Derbyshire, Derby, England
  • 1765-1771
  • Lead-glazed earthenware (creamware)
  • 1953-417

By the early 1770s, creamware tea and dinner items were displacing both delft and white salt-glazed stoneware. Hundreds of potteries in England were making this newly fashionable ceramic in shades ranging from palest white to deep ivory. Strong yet light in weight, creamware could be manipulated into a variety of decorative techniques.

The inscription on this teapot, clearly made for the American market, urged repeal of the hated Stamp Act.

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