Teapot - ROM2006_6494_1

ROM2006_6494_1

Teapot

Maker: Brantford Pottery (William E. Welding, active 1873-1894)
Medium:Stoneware with Rockingham glaze
Geography: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Date: c. 1892
Dimensions:
19.0 (height) x 18.5 (width) x 12.2 (outside diameter) cm
Object number: 969.337.9.A
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Trust
On view
Gallery Location:Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada
DescriptionWith a moulded beaver finial and relief ornament of beavers and maple leaves, this was a popular Brantford Pottery design produced in conjunction with the celebration in 1892 of Canada’s first twenty-five years as a nation. The 1890s saw an intense surge in Canadian nationalism, and this teapot attests to how firmly imbedded the symbolic connotations of the beaver and maple leaf had become in the Canadian patriotic spirit, both anglophone and francophone though, admittedly, often with quite different meanings.
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