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    Plate from a Twelve Piece Tea Service

    Although the vast majority of the settlers in New Netherland were Dutch, there were a small number of other European nationalities represented as well. This tea set, proudly bearing the family name in gold, belonged to the Brooklyn-born descendants of Pietro Cesare Alberti (1605–1655), one of the first Italian immigrants to the New World ("Alberti" was anglicized to "Burtis" in the eighteenth century). With a land grant from the Dutch West India Company, Alberti owned a tobacco plantation along Wallabout Bay (now the Brooklyn Navy Yard). Subsequent generations remained in Brooklyn, including Abraham Burtis, who lived on High Street at the time that the family acquired this tea set.

    This text refers to these objects: ' 1993.109.12a-b; 1993.109.1; 1993.109.2; 1993.109.3; 1993.109.4a-b; 1993.109.5a-b; 1993.109.6; 1993.109.7; 1993.109.8a-c; 1993.109.9; 1993.109.10; 1993.109.11a-b

    • Medium: Porcelain
    • Dates: Patented 1853
    • Dimensions: 1 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (2.5 x 19.2 x 19.2 cm)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 1993.109.1
    • Credit Line: Gift of the Family of Paul E. Burtis
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Plate from a Twelve Piece Tea Service, Patented 1853. Porcelain, 1 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (2.5 x 19.2 x 19.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Family of Paul E. Burtis, 1993.109.1. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 1993.109.1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
    • Record Completeness: Good (63%)
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