Time for Tea

silver teapot
This silver teapot with a wooden handle was made around 1750 by Samuel Casey of Little Rest (later Kingston, Rhode Island) for Abigail Robinson. National Museum of American History, Domestic Life collections.

Beautiful objects designed for tea from across the Smithsonian and around the world. It's always teatime somewhere. 

Want more? Learn about Benjamin Franklin's must-have design features for silver teapots.