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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Silver, Room 65, The Whiteley Galleries


1763-1764 (made)
Place of origin

Silver, London, 1763-4, mark of Thomas Whipham and Charles Wright

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Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Silver, with ivory handle
Brief description
Silver, London, 1763-4, mark of Thomas Whipham and Charles Wright
  • Height: 13.75cm
  • Length: 12.5cm
  • Width: 23cm
  • Weight: 616.9g
Marks and inscriptions
  • T & W Chawner - marks struck on the base of the teapot
  • Crest and Arms
  • Town mark: London
Gallery label
TEA POT London, 1763-4 Mark of Thomas Whipham and Charles Wright Chased with rococo scrolls and foliage and engraved with the arms and crest of Upton of Clyde Court, Co. Louth, Ireland. Wright was apprenticed to Whipham from 1747-1754 and in partnership with him from 1757-1775. V. Morley-Lawson Bequest. M.43-1993(2000 - 2005)
Credit line
V. Morley-Lawson Bequest. Accepted in lieu of inheritance tax by HM Government and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum
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Record createdSeptember 10, 2004
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