Tea Pot

Lee d'Entremont

Joined August 2010

Artist's Description

Boston’s Biggest Tea Pot.

The historic steaming kettle, first manufactured in 1873 by Hicks & Badger and a long-time sign for the now-defunct Oriental Tea Company, pays homage to Boston’s infamous tea tossing tirade.

The landmark first became a tourist attraction back in 1875 when the Oriental Tea Company unleashed a marketing campaign encouraging Bostonians to guess the capacity of the kettle. The publicity stunt attracted thousands of spectators and, after confirmation from Boston’s sealer of weights and measures, the quantity was engraved on the side of the giant tea pot.

The kettle holds 227 gallons, 2 quarts, 1 pint and 3 gills.

Government Center
Boston, MA

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