< 1 of 1 > Back

Made in Edinburgh

Postcard of Teapot.
© National Museums Scotland


This silver teapot was made by Edinburgh silversmith Walter Crichton, in 1857-8. The bullet-shaped body is a revival of a shape popular over one hundred years before.

The body and lid of the teapot are decorated with flat chased stylized leaf and flower scrolls. The teapot has an applied cushion moulded foot.

The bullet-shaped body was popular in the mid 18th century and was inspired by the shape of the balls used in muskets or pistols at that time.

Record details

To search on related items, click any linked text below.

Online ID: 000-100-000-980-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
Project description | View all records in project
Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 811
Date: 1857 - 1858
Material: Silver. Inscription: WRC [the R slightly raised above other letters]; [Edinburgh mark]; A
Dimensions: 152 mm H x 240 mm L x 121 mm body D
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: Walter Crichton, Edinburgh (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Silver teapot with a bullet-shaped body decorated on the upper part and lid with flat chased stylized leaf and flower scrolls, by Walter Crichton, Edinburgh, 1857 - 1858
Related Records:
< 1 of 1 > Back
Powered by Scran