April 21, 2007 09:00 AM EDT Downingtown, PA


Pre-Revolutionary War English creamware teapot and

Pre-Revolutionary War English creamware teapot and cover of ovoid form, March 1765-1766, with crab stock handle and spout, decorated with iron red floral wreath, inscribed on one side"No Stamp Act", and the other"American Liberty Restored", 5" h. This piece was made between the time that the Stamp Act was enacted and the time it was repealed, documenting a significant moment in American history. This is only the fourth known example and the other three are in the Smithsonian, the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg, and in Peabody-Essex Museum.

Provenance:Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Shelley, Edna Netter.

Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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