Teapot, ca. 1816

Whartenby & Bumm (working ca. 1816–1818)



Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1994.47

Thomas Whartenby was born in Duck Creek (now Smyrna), Delaware, and entered into an apprenticeship with Samuel Richards Jr., a silversmith working in Philadelphia. Whartenby produced French Empire-inspired silver wares with Peter Bumm in Philadelphia for a short time after the War of 1812.