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c. 1790, teapot marked PR, Paul Revere Junior (Boston, 1735-1818)
wood handle and finial
, incised floral decoration around top, monogram and inscribed Stephen Horton Milton, 4" h x 10" total w; the undertray with monogram and inscribed To Submit from Stephen Milton 1790 (faint evidence of hallmark), 6.75"w, 5.25" h; 17.5 troy oz.
From the Cambridge, MA estate of Samuel Parkman Shaw (1943-2015). Descended to the present through the family of Samuel Parkman (1751-1824), a prominent Boston citizen who commissioned Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) to paint the ten by seven foot painting of George Washington at Dorchester Heights which he later gifted to the Town of Boston in 1806 for Fanueil Hall in Boston (a copy, the original is at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts). Stuart painted Samuel Parkman's portrait in 1807.
Stephen and Submit Horton and their five children all born in Milton, Massachusetts (their first, a daughter, was born 1744, their last, a son, was born 1818) are listed on page 1164 of "New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation", vol III. "Stephen Horton, son of Lieutenant Enoch Horton, was born in Milton MA on May 24, 1753. He was a soldier in the revolution, in Captain Oliver Vose's company, Colonel Robinson's regiment on the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775.....He went to Rhode Island during the alarm in 1777."
For examples of similar Revere teapots refer to;
American Silver, 1655-1825 in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Volume 2 by Kathryn C. Buhler; plate 381, teapot and stand, 1787; plate 393, teapot and stand, 1793.
Slight bend in rim of undertray.
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Realized: $14,000 - Excluding Buyer's Premium

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