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Item Details
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Title
Teapot
Work Type
teapots
Date
1800s
Description

It is believed by their descendants that this teapot belonged to Jacky and Elizabeth (Betty) Guard, who settled at Kakapo Bay in 1832. Produced by Sheffield-based manufacturing company James Dixon & Sons in the early 1800s, it is made of pewter and has ebony handles.

Pewter ware

Pewter is an alloy of tin, copper, antimony, bismuth and, historically, lead. The manufacture of pewter ware developed in Europe from the fourteenth century, although the use of the alloy dates back at least two thousand years to the Roman Empire. Pewter was relatively common so it was used for utilitarian pieces, although these often emulated aspects of more expensive and ornate silver ware.

Repository
Collection: History
Gift of the Guard family, 1984
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data provided by Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa
File Properties
File Name
TePapa_L01_MA_I013435_TePapa_Teapot_full.jpg
SSID
27028428

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