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Made in Edinburgh

Teapot
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This silver teapot was made by Edinburgh silversmiths W. & P. Cunningham, in 1801-2.

The teapot has a round body, a curved shaped rim and a dark wooden handle.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, owning a silver teapot indicated status, wealth and taste. Tea was initially very expensive and in the 18th century teapots were small. In the 19th century tea became cheaper, more was drunk and teapots became larger.

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