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Made in Edinburgh

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This silver teapot was made by Edinburgh silversmiths Lothian & Robertson, in 1753-4.

The teapot is engraved with garlands of flowers, leaves and berries. There are two ivory insulators between the teapot handle and the body to help prevent the handle heating up.

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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