Teapot; Cooper Brothers, Sheffield England c.1890; c.1890; QS2007.9

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Sydney Quarantine Station Moveable Heritage Collection

Name/Title

Teapot

About this object

The teapot was manufactured by Cooper Brothers & Sons were a Sheffield based company, they were mostly recognized for their spoons. The company existed from 1850 to 1964.This teapot was manufactured in Sheffield, England and brought to the station in the late 1800s. It was used in the first class precinct. This teapot holds significant interpretive value because it is an example of the silver that was used in the first class precinct dinning room. It emphasizes the comforts first class passengers would have received while in quarantine in contrast to second and third class. This particular teapot is rare because it bares the quarantine inscriptions ‘QS’ and would have been solely used at the quarantine station.

Maker

Cooper Brothers, Sheffield England c.1890

Date Made

c.1890

Place Made

England

Medium and Materials

Electroplated Nickel Silver

Inscription and Marks

Manufacture Hallmark: C Bros S, Quarantine Symbol: QS with and broad arrow.

Measurements

210x370x355cm

Subject and Association Description

Small, square-shaped silver plated teapot, with embossed floral pattern.

Collection

Sydney Quarantine Station

Object Type

Teapot

Object number

QS2007.9

Copyright Licence  

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Tags

585
844
broad arrow
C Bros S
cooper bros
dinner ware
epbm
esp
first class
gothic
silver
tableware

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