Goldwork and Jewellery


Portugal, Porto

Goldsmith: IRC, unidentified

1768- c. 1784

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As part of the maritime expansion of the Modern Age, contacts with the East and America created new consumption habits in Europe. Tea, coffee and chocolate became widespread as drinks, which led to the production of objects suitable for serving them to connoisseurs.
This silver teapot, in which we can find influence from French models from the end of the 18th century, was part of the set of pieces from the Paço Episcopal do Porto transferred to the State after the establishment of the Republic. The set was definitively incorporated into the MNSR collection in 1938.