This teapot and its stand were made by Paul Storr, one of the most important silversmiths of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is engraved with the Arms of Cornwallis Maude, 3rd Viscount Hawarden (1780-1856), a British Conservative politician. Storr was renowned for his work in the neo-classical style and this teapot displays several motifs that are often found in his work. The short spout is chased with palmettes and scrolls and the main body features gadroon borders and the egg-and-dart pattern. The teapot stand has four lion paw feet.