Urquhart Bullet Teapot

Urquhart Bullet Teapot , c. 1725

George Robertson

Silversmith:George Robertson
Aberdeen, Scotland, active 1710 - 1727

silver

This teapot is typical of the early style of Scottish teapots with a straight spout and barrel shaped body elongated to the foot. It seems likely that this teapot was a gift, possibly to commemorate a marriage. It is engraved on one side with the armorial bearing of John Urquhart, the 20th laird of Meldrum, Aberdeenshire and on the opposite side, the initials JC, those of his wife Jean Campbell. Urquhart served as a member of the 1707 Scottish parliament, which united Scotland and England.


Purchased in 1969 with assistance from the the National Art Collections Fund and with income from the Webster Bequest.
Out of copyright
Overall: height 15.9cm Weight: 873.53gm Handle to Spout: width 27.4cm Overall: depth 14.3cm Base: diameter 9cm
Acc. No. ABDAG001000

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