Trivet
Trivet
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DesBrisay Museum

Trivet


Accession number: 2009.6.8
Object type: Teapot
Object subtype: Souvenir
Date: circa 1920
Materials: CHINA
Measurements: 16 cm W x 1.5 cm H x 16 cm Diameter
Marks/Label: REVERSE IS STAMPED: MADE IN GERMANY.
Group: SOUVENIR
Subject: LUNENBURG COUNTY, BRIDGEWATER, BRIDGES, STREETS, KING STREET, ALBERT WHITFIELD WENTZELL
Narrative: ALBERT WHITFIELD WENTZELL, WAS BORN 5 OCTOBER 1891 IN WORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, THE ONLY SON OF AUGUSTA (1849-1941) (WHITMAN) WENTZELL AND BENJAMIN WENTZELL (1852-1932) . BEN AND AUGUSTA WENT TO WORCHESTER, MASS. PRIOR TO 1891 AND RAN A POOR FARM. LIVED IN BROOKLYN, ANNAPOLIS COUNTY. BEN AND AUGUSTA CAME BACK TO BRIDGEWATER AND HAD A SMALL FARM ON HIGH STREET NEAR VICTORIA ROAD. ALBERT W. WENTZELL WAS THE FATHER OF ROBERT WHITMAN, SR. (B. 1853)WHO HAD THE WHITMAN GRIST MILL IN BRIDGEWATER AND MADE PLOUGHS ON HIGH STREET. ROBERT WHITMAN MARRIED TWICE. HIS SECOND WIFE WAS SOPHIA HIMMELMAN (B.1835). ALBERT WHITFIELD WENTZELL DIED 17 DECEMBER 1985 IN DARTMOUTH, BUT IS BURIED IN BROOKSIDE CEMETERY, BRIDGEWATER. ALBERT WENTZELL MARRIED AND HAD A SON, ROBERT WENTZELL WHO MARRIED DORIS WENTZELL.  MARIA AUGUSTA WENTZELL DIED 22 FEBRUARY 1941 AND IS BURIED IN BROOKSIDE CEMETERY, BRIDGEWATER.
Description: ROUND WHITE CHINA TEA POT TRIVET. DECORATED ON FRONT WITH IMAGE OF BRIDGEWATER BRIDGE AND BUILDINGS ON KING STREET. YELLOW FLOWERS SURROUND THE PHOTOGRAPH. REVERSE IS STAMPED: MADE IN GERMANY. EDGE IS DECORATED WITH THIN GOLD BAND THAT GOES ALL THE WAY AROUND.
History of Use: USED FOR PROTECTING A SURFACE FROM THE HEAT OF A TEAPOT.