Teapot, made in Edinburgh

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Teapot, made in Edinburgh

This silver teapot was made in 1879-80 by S. Gordon Guild, a silversmith in Edinburgh. It is part of a three-piece tea set.

The body of the circular, straight-sided teapot is divided into six panels. The decoration in the panels includes a Chinaman in a garden, a diving bird, a Chinaman beside a pagoda, and a bird standing on one leg. The handle has ivory insulating rings.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-141-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 1461
Date: 1879 - 1880
Material: Silver; ivory insulating rings. Inscription: On underside of base: SGG; castle; thistle; Queen's head; X; on panels: a Chinaman in a garden and a diving bird; a Chinaman with a parasol beside a pagoda and the same bird standing on one leg
Dimensions: 140 mm H x 170 mm L x 100 mm D
What: Teapot
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: S.G. Guild, Edinburgh (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Circular, straight-sided silver teapot with body divided into six panels, void central panels on each side being flanked by scenes of Chinamen and birds, by S.G. Guild, Edinburgh, 1879 - 1880
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