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Teapot


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Nom de l'objet : Teapot
Titre : Welding Teapot & Lid, 1880
Catégorie de l'objet : 4: T&E For Materials
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : Food Service T&E
Matériaux : Ceramic: Porcelain
Numéro d'accession : 2009.14.01.01
Date de début de production : 1880
Date de fin de production : 1890
Description : Welding Teapot. Dark brown glazed pottery. Portrait relief on side of W.E. Welding of Brantford Pottery.
Fonctions : Described in Elizabeth Collard's 19th Century Pottery and Porcelain in Canada, Second Edition: "Teapot made at W.E Welding's Brantford pottery with Welding's portrait in relief. The portrait is after a contemporary published engraving." According to the Brantford Public Library, the Brantford Stoneware Manufacturing Company "was started by Justus Morton under the name of Morton & Company in 1849. The business was located at the corner of Clarence and Dalhousie Streets and made common salt-glazed container stoneware. A. B. Bennett became a partner in the business circa 1856 but the partnership was dissolved a year later and Mr. Morton leased the factory to James Woodyatt and Company. Justus Morton took over the company again with Franklin P. Goold as a partner after James Woodyatt gave up the business to become Brantford's town clerk in 1859. However, in August of that year Mr. Morton sold the business to Mr. Goold and Charles Waterous. In 1864 the company won first prize at the Canada West exhibition for an assortment of stoneware. On October 29, 1867 Mr. Goold sold the pottery to William E. Welding, a travelling salesman and manager of the business for a number of years, and William W. Belding for $3,200. A fire on December 1, 1872 destroyed the pottery and all of its buildings, including $9,000 of stock and all tools and equipment (Brantford Weekly Expositor, December 6, 1872, p. 3). Mr. Welding sold the property to his partner but then repurchased the site in March 1873 and built a new factory which opened in August of that year. During the 1870s the pottery started to make moulded rather than wheel-turned articles with the mottled tortoise-shell brown glaze known as Rockingham. In late July 1883 the business was destroyed by fire again but this time the exterior of the building was saved so that only the interior needed to be rebuilt (Brantford Weekly Expositor, July 27, 1883, p. 8). Rockingham and yellow-glazed housewares became the main products. In 1894 Mr. Welding retired and sold the business to Dr. David Lowrey, John Hemphill, and Henry Schuler. William E. Welding died in December 1903. The pottery was incorporated as the Brantford Stoneware Manufacturing Company on August 11, 1894. Between 1894 and 1906 the company made Rockingham, caneware, majolica, stove linings, firebrick and ware for chemical and sanitary purposes. In 1906 the business was dissolved for unknown reasons and in January 1907 the plant and the land were sold to Solomon Malener and Abraham Rosenfeld for the Brantford Rag and Metal Company. After being used for different businesses through the years the land and the building were sold to Firestone Stores and the building was torn down in December 1966.
Unité de capacité de mesure : Spout measures 13 cm in length and the portrait measures 9.5 cm high by 8.5 wide.
Hauteur : 18.000
Longueur : 0.000
Largeur : 16.500
Profondeur : 0.000
Diamètre extérieur : 0.000
Unité de mesure linéaire : cm
Établissement : Brant Museum and Archives
Ville de l'établissement : Brantford
Province de l'établissement : Ontario
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