American Pewter Teapot by William Savage
Travel back in time with the exquisite Antique American Pewter Teapot by William Savage. Crafted in the 1830s in Middletown, Connecticut, this teapot showcases the exceptional artistry and impeccable craftsmanship that made Savage a renowned name in the pewter industry. With its elegant design and excellent quality, this teapot is a testament to the rich history of American craftsmanship. Add a touch of nostalgia to your collection with this remarkable piece of art.
William Savage worked in Middletown, Connecticut during the years 1837 to 1840, when he made this handsome pewter teapot. He is well-known for his finely made wares of excellent quality pewter. The New-York Historical Society Museum has an identical Savage teapot in their collection. To view it, click the link below: .
The teapot we are offering appears to be in better condition.
This teapot has a flared pedestal base, gooseneck spout and C-scroll pewter handle that has remnants of the original black paint. The hinged lid is domed with a small finial on top. The pot stands 8 1/2 inches tall to the top of the finial, measures 10 inches across from the spout tip to the handle and weighs 2 1/4 pounds. Savage's touchmark (SAVAGE MIDD CT) is mostly visible on the bottom (shown) as well as the No. 25, both stamped into the metal. (There are other numbers scratched into the bottom by a former owner, probably for identification in case of theft. We wish people would not do this!)
We have not polished this teapot since it has a dark patina that many prefer for their pewter. There are two small shallow dents, one on each side of the belly, and the lid is slightly askew. The interior of the teapot is stained and dark and we have not cleaned it. Overall, everything is in good shape, including the hinge, which is often broken or has been repaired. The pot stands straight up and displays nicely.
** Savage is listed on page 153 of the 1957 "Guide to American Pewter" by Carl Jacobs.