M.S. Rau Antiques posts this video about a circa 1782 silver teapot made by the North End’s own Paul Revere.
This outstanding antique silver teapot by American patriot Paul Revere is one of only four known to exist in this, Revere’s original “raised drum” design. Two others are part of the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, respectively. From the elegance of the notched trim to the intricate pinecone finial and carved handle, this teapot serves as testament to the amazing talents of this legendary artisan. While his midnight ride made him a legend, it was Paul Revere’s extraordinary work as a silversmith that has left such a lasting mark on the American decorative arts. In fact, Revere was among the very few American silversmiths who had the talent to actually complete a piece of silver from start to finish, including the engraving.