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Artist
John Crawford
Title
Tea Service
Date
c. 1815 - 1820
Medium
silver
Dimensions
Teapot: 9 9/16 × 11 1/2 × 4 5/8 inches (24.3 × 29.2 × 11.7 cm)Sugar Bowl: 9 × 7 7/8 × 4 5/16 inches (22.9 × 20 × 11 cm)Cream Pitcher: 7 9/16 × 4 1/2 × 3 5/16 inches (19.2 × 11.4 × 8.4 cm)Waste Bowl: 6 × 6 3/8 × 4 3/4 inches (15.2 × 16.2 × 12.1 cm)
Tags
Food Service
Credit Line
Museum purchase with funds provided by Mrs. Gordon Carson, Miss Sarah Cunningham, Miss Dorothy Farr, Mrs. James Glover, Mrs. Hunter Harris, Mr. Tom Hilton, Mr. Lester Karow, Mrs. Richard Meyer, Mrs. Henry L. Richmond, Mrs. Fred J. Robinson, Miss Margaret Stiles, Mrs. Rufus Wainwright, and Mr. and Mrs. Descombe Wells.
Accession Number
1957.2.1-4
John Crawford was active in New York City from 1815-1836, and in Philadelphia, PA from 1837-1843. Each piece in this tea service is engraved with the initials "FR" for the original owner of the set, Frances Lewis Bolton Richardson (1794-1822). The teapot sports an additional engraving on the underside of the foot rim, "F.L.B. Richardson." Frances Lewis Bolton Richardson was the daughter of Robert Bolton and Sarah Maclean. She was the wife of Richard Richardson for whom the Owens-Thomas House was built between 1816-1819.