ARTIST / MAKER: Hugh Gordon (assay master)
Lothian & Robertson (manufacturer)
DATE: 1758 (made)
PLACE: Edinburgh (made)
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Silver, ivory insulators

Inverted pear-shaped teapots emerged in Britain during the 1740s and remained fashionable into the 1770s. Such teapots are typically decorated with chased or engraved decoration depicting flowers or scroll patterns, as can be seen on this example. The makers of this teapot, Edward Lothian and Patrick Robertson entered into partnership in the early 1750s and their work often demonstrates the influence of English design on Scottish silver. Other similar examples made by them are extant.