ARTIST / MAKER: Wakelin and Taylor (maker)
DATE: 1776 (made)
PLACE: England (made)
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Silver, with wooden handle and finial

In contrast to the early pear and apple-shaped silver teapots inspired by early Chinese ceramics, drum teapots such as this example became fashionable from the 1760s, following the demand for neoclassical forms. Drum teapots were constructed of sheet silver and were simpler and cheaper to make than raised teapots. This example is decorated with a central crest, framed by simple engraved bands around the lid and base.