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IMAGE number
PEM940967
Title
Teapot 'Stamp Act Repeal'd', Cockhill Pit Factory, 1766 (lead-glazed earthenware)
Artist
English School, (18th century) / English
Description
Teapots such as this were made for sale to the American market soon after the 1766 repeal of the hated Stamp Act, passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The Stamp Act required American colonists to pay a tax on all printed materials—from documents to playing cards. The reverse of this teapot reads 'America, Liberty Restored'.
Location
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Medium
faïence vitrée au plomb
Date
1766 (C18th)
Dimensions
height: 13.2 cms
Credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • act
  • american
  • british
  • celebration
  • ceramic
  • ceramics
  • cockhill
  • colonial
  • colony
  • commemoration
  • crisis
  • earthenware
  • english
  • factory
  • flower-head
  • flowerhead
  • flowerheads
  • georgian
  • hand-painted
  • law
  • lead-glazed
  • leaftip
  • leaftips
  • message
  • motif
  • pattern
  • pit
  • political
  • politics
  • pottery
  • reference
  • repeal
  • repeal'd
  • revenue
  • scolling
  • script
  • stamp
  • stylised
  • tax
  • teapot
  • text

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