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Tate House Museum

Kettle, Windham, ca. 1765

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Kettle, Windham, ca. 1765
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Description

The Tate family, who moved from Britain to Portland in about 1750, observed the social ritual of tea drinking in their Portland home.

This elegant English brass kettle, featuring an imitation red lacquer handle, is documented to the historic Parson Smith House of Windham.

George Tate (1750-1794) was the king's mast agent, securing white pines for use by the Royal Navy.

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