The production of miniature silver furniture and tea, coffee, and chocolate equipment was a specialty of goldsmiths known as "toy men." The miniatures were probably intended for dollhouses. From the mid-eighteenth century in England until the present, porcelain and fine earthenware miniatures have been made as well.
Inscription: Engraved on underside
Marking:  Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);  Court hand letter k (date letter for 1705–06);  Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);  MA (maker's mark for George Manjoy).
Location of marks: All marks struck on side of pot near rim.