Silver Tea Pots of 1700s Photos

Silver tea pots of the 1700s used only a couple of simple shapes (called Georgian) which continued into the early 1800s when other designs started evolving. Coffee pots from the time were not common as tea was the basic drink in Britain & America. Chocolate was an expensive alternative to tea & chocolate pots used were taller than tea pots.

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Enameled metal teapot by Matthäus Baur II of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Ornate silver teapot with enameling on copper & adorned with six porcelain medallions depicting Greek Gods by goldsmith Esaias II Busch & unknown enameller from Augsburg at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.Indian rock crystal teapot with German mounts at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Silver hot milk jug & coffee pot by Colin MacKenzie of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Enameled metal teapot (c1700) by Matthäus Baur II of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Ornate silver teapot with enameling on copper & adorned with six porcelain medallions depicting Greek Gods (c1705) by goldsmith Esaias II Busch & unknown enameller from Augsburg at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.Indian rock crystal teapot (c1700) with German mounts (1720) at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Silver hot milk jug & coffee pot (1713-4) by Colin MacKenzie of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver teapot at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.American silver teapot by John Hurd at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Silver teapot by Jacob Hurd of Boston, MA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver teapot by James Welsh of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver teapot (1730-5) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.American silver teapot (c1740) by John Hurd at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Silver teapot (1745) by Jacob Hurd of Boston, MA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver teapot (1750-1) by James Welsh of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Chinese export tea pot at Mobile Museum. Mobile, AL.Silver chocolate pot by Zachariah Brigden & silver teapot by Benjamin Burt both of Boston at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Silver Rococo coffee pot by James Gilsland of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver Rococo coffee pot by William Dempster of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Chinese export tea pot at Mobile Museum. Mobile, AL.Silver chocolate pot (c1755) by Zachariah Brigden & silver teapot (c1762) by Benjamin Burt both of Boston at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Silver Rococo coffee pot (1756-7) by James Gilsland of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver Rococo coffee pot (1758-9) by William Dempster of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Rococo silver chocolate pot & Regency style tea caddy with stamps of Jean Michel Kutzer of Luxembourg at National Museum of History & Art. Luxembourg, Luxembourg.Two silver teapots by Myer Myers & Daniel Henchman respectively at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Silver Rococo teapot by Ker & Dempster of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver Rococo teapot by William Dempster of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Rococo silver chocolate pot (c1760) & Regency style tea caddy (c1730) with stamps of Jean Michel Kutzer of Luxembourg at National Museum of History & Art. Luxembourg, Luxembourg.Two silver teapots (1760-4) by Myer Myers & Daniel Henchman respectively at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Silver Rococo teapot (1762-3) by Ker & Dempster of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver Rococo teapot (1770-1) by William Dempster of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Side chair & tea table both from Boston, MA with silver tea service pieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Silver coffee pot by Pierre IX Hanappier of Orleans, France at Orleans Beaux Arts Museum. Orleans, France.Silver coffee pot by Johann Friedrich Brandt from Riga at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Rococo coffee pot by John Locker of Dublin at National Museum Decorative Arts & History. Dublin, Ireland.
Side chair (c1765-85) & tea table (c1750-5) both from Boston, MA with silver tea service pieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Silver coffee pot (1768-70) by Pierre IX Hanappier of Orleans, France at Orleans Beaux Arts Museum. Orleans, France.Silver coffee pot (c1770) by Johann Friedrich Brandt from Riga at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Rococo coffee pot (1773) by John Locker of Dublin at National Museum Decorative Arts & History. Dublin, Ireland.
Rococo silver coffee pot & milk jug with stamp of Jean Christophe Walch of Luxembourg at National Museum of History & Art. Luxembourg, Luxembourg.Silver gravy argyll by John Carter II from London at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Teapot by Richardson & Richardson of Philadelphia at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Silver teapot by Patrick Robertson of Edinburgh with porcelain tea cup & jar at City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Rococo silver coffee pot & milk jug (c1775) with stamp of Jean Christophe Walch of Luxembourg at National Museum of History & Art. Luxembourg, Luxembourg.Silver gravy argyll (1772-3) by John Carter II from London at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Teapot (c1777-90) by Richardson & Richardson of Philadelphia at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Silver teapot (1782-3) by Patrick Robertson of Edinburgh with porcelain tea cup & jar at City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver teapot by William Vincent of London, England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Silver teapot by Daniel Van Voorhis of New York City at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Silver teapot from Newcastle; silver sugar & creamer from Edinburgh & Minton teacups in parlour at Georgian House museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver teapot by Paul Revere of Boston, MA at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.
Silver teapot (1784-5) by William Vincent of London, England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Silver teapot (1788-1805) by Daniel Van Voorhis of New York City at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Silver teapot (1788) from Newcastle; silver sugar & creamer (1813) from Edinburgh & Minton teacups (c1810) in parlour at Georgian House museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver teapot (1790-1800) by Paul Revere of Boston, MA at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.
American silver teapot by John David at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.American silver teapot by Ebenezer Moulton at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Silver teapot by Daniel Van Voorhis of Philadelphia & New York at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Angular silver teapot & stand by William Robertson of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
American silver teapot (1790) by John David at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.American silver teapot (1790-1810) by Ebenezer Moulton at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Silver teapot (c1790) by Daniel Van Voorhis of Philadelphia & New York at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Angular silver teapot & stand (1791-2) by William Robertson of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver teapot by Duncan Urquhart & Napthali Hart of London at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Silver teapot by Paul Revere at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver tea pot by Alexander Snow Gordon of New York at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Silver gilt tea pot with heraldic symbols from London at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver teapot (1792-3) by Duncan Urquhart & Napthali Hart of London at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Silver teapot (c1795) by Paul Revere at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver tea pot (c1795) by Alexander Snow Gordon of New York at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Silver gilt tea pot with heraldic symbols (1796-1820) from London at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver gilt tea service from London at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Collection of silver coffee & chocolate pots by German smiths at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Silver tea pots & porcelain tea cups reflecting history of tea at Bishop's Palace. Waterford, Ireland.Evolution of Scottish silver teapots between 1720 & 1780 at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver gilt tea service (1796-1820) from London at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Collection of silver coffee & chocolate pots (c18thC) by German smiths at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Silver tea pots & porcelain tea cups reflecting history of tea at Bishop's Palace. Waterford, Ireland.Evolution of Scottish silver teapots between 1720 & 1780 at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.

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