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Nom de l'objet : Teapot
Type de l'objet : Drink Serving Vessel
Catégorie de l'objet : Food Service T&E
Serving vessel
Tools & Equipment for material
Matériaux : Metal - Bronze (Non-ferrous/ non magnetic)
Numéro d'accession : Y2017.31.4
Description : An elaborately engraved small metal teapot. It has a lid which opens for the tea leaves and a long bendable handle for pouring. The engravings on the cover area a repetitive decorative design they continue down the base of the pot. Engraving a repetitive cross hatching designs and twists a kin to Celtic crosses. 2 bulbous ridges are in the middle separating the base to the top. Pieces are pined together with same metal then filed flesh with the rest of the piece. Underneath around the handle there is hand file marks. The base is covered engravings of elaborate design and symbols. 
Commentaires : Once belonging to Sarah Corning, a Chegoggin residence who passed in 1969 at the age of 97. Sarah Corning was born in North Chegoggin, Yarmouth County, NS in 1872. Daughter of Capt. Samuel & Delila Churchill Corning. Finishing early life schooling in Chegoggin and Yarmouth she became a registered nurse in 1899 at a New Hampshire school.  After the Halifax explosion on Dec. 6th 1917 she returned to N.S. to help in relief efforts. She returned to New York which which then started her work in the Red Cross and later transferred to the near East Relief; a non gov. American organization that worried about the orphaned children in the thousands in Turkey after WWI. A peace treaty in 1920 didn't leviate the hostilities of the Greeks, Turks & Armenians. In 1922, more Greek orphans on top of the Armenian children were added to the numbers.  Sarah was transferred to Smyrna to aid in care of the children by starting a clinic with 2 other nurses sent with her. The first clinic shut down after a day, the second stood only an hour before they were threatened about closing. That didn't stop Sarah who un weavering wanted to help these children trucked to a orphanage on the edge of town. The city was set ablaze and Sarah took it upon herself to transport these children to the willing American ships in the harbour. Small groups made it to the shore and to the navel ships, by row boats and abled army men. Group after group Sarah successfully aided in evacuating 5,000 people from the city set ablaze. In June of 1923 Sarah and other NER personnel were summoned to Athens by George II, King of Greece. They were presented with the medal of the order of the Knights of St. Xavier, in recognition of their role in saving many lives. 1924 Sarah returned to Turkey where she taught, took care of many orphans still in the country. She retired to her family home in Cheggogin, where she lived until her death in 1969 at age 97. "She lived to serve others.
Hauteur : 14cm
Longueur : 18cm
Largeur : 7.5cm
Établissement : Yarmouth County Museum  Facebook-Yarmouth County Museum  YouTube-Yarmouth County Museum
Ville de l'établissement : Yarmouth
Province de l'établissement : Nova Scotia

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