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Teapot - Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis
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Goldwork and Jewellery

Teapot

Portugal, Porto

Goldsmith: IRC, unidentified

1768- c. 1784

Inventory sheet

As a result of the maritime expansion in the Modern Age, contacts with the Orient and America created new consumption habits in Europe. Tea, coffee and chocolate became widespread as beverages, which led to the production of objects suitable to serve them to connoisseurs.
This silver teapot, on which we can find the influence of late 18th century French models, was part of the group of pieces from the Porto Episcopal Palace transferred to the State after the Republic was established. It was definitively incorporated into the Soares dos Reis National Museum collection in 1938.