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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1713-1714 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Folkingham, Thomas (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, with wooden handle and knop.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Alfred Thomas West

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This teapot was used for making tea by infusing tea leaves in hot water, in much the same manner as today. The teapot form which evolved in Europe began as an imitation of the Chinese wine pot. Although the first silver teapots date from the late 17th century, by the time this teapot was made the object was a familiar one in many households. A wide choice of material, including cheaper ceramics and glass as well as inexpensive metal products such as Sheffield plate and tinned copper, expanded the market for tea wares.

Physical description

Teapot, silver with wooden handle and knop, pear shaped, with curved and faceted spout, domed lid.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1713-1714 (made)


Folkingham, Thomas (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, with wooden handle and knop.

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1713-14

Mark of Thomas Folkingham

Engraved on the base with the owner's initials: SCM


Height: 13.75 cm, Length: 18.5 cm, Width: 11.5 cm, Weight: 395.4 g, Diameter: 8.5 cm Across base

Object history note

Bequest - Alfred Thomas West
Acquisition RF: Alfred Thomas West

Descriptive line

Teapot, silver with wooden handle and knop, London hallmarks for 1713-14, mark of Thomas Folkingham


Silver; Wood


Raising; Soldering; Engraving (incising)


Drinking; Metalwork; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Metalwork Collection

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