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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Napoleon Bonaparte

Richard Parrington and Katy Windsor present another Fine art Teapot based on the famous painting of Napoleon Bonaparte crossing the Alps, by Jacques-Louis David circa 1800-01.
Limited edition of 15 Price £250.00 Including p&p (worldwide)
To place your order contact:
or telephone: 01227 472127
Dimensions: width 27cm x height 32cm x depth 12cm.

Quapaw teapot?

8 inch Teapot? of the Quapaw Indian tribe [These people belong to the Dhegiha subdivision of the Sioux.] Pictured in Hathcock's Quapaw Book. Minor spout restoration, otherwise solid.
Sold on 30th September 2006 for US $2,700.00 [£1,442.76]
Estimate was US $1,800.00 - US $2,000.00

Friday, September 29, 2006

Three boiled egg teapots!

Makers often come up with similar designs but with quite different treatments...
Here we have my yellow Boiled Egg Teapot from 1985...

Quorn Pottery's version from 1987...

and South West Ceramics from 1990...

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Racing Teapots...

Racing teapots have updated their can now view a video about how the teapots are made. They use the original moulds from Sadler.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Skull & Crossbones

Sylvac Teapot of a Skull & Crossbones. Measuring 4.5" in height x 6.75" in length, The base is impressed "4570 Sylvac Made In England." There is also a printed factory mark,reading "Hand Painted Crown Winsor England."
Sold on Ebay for £24.00 on 26th September 2006

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Sparta Preview Gallery open

Barbara L. Moncrief and Lynn McClary look at teapots on display at the Preview Gallery.
Sparta’s first ever exhibit of Kamm teapots opened Saturday with a ribbon cutting and brief ceremony.The grand opening launched the Preview Gallery, a renovated downtown storefront where people can get a taste of what’s to come when the Sparta Teapot Museum opens in 2008. The gallery displays about 70 of the renowned Kamm teapots in a museum type setting.“It’s been an incredible response,” said Jonathan Halsey, project manager for the future museum, as guests walked among display cases of teapots from different eras and areas of the world.
The Gallery will be open each Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., operated by volunteers. Admission is free. The phone number is (336) 372-7795.The gallery will remain open at 18 S. Main Street until the Sparta Teapot Museum opens a short distance away on N.C. 18..For more information, see or call (336) 372-8118.

Cardew Toybox

Cardew Toybox Large Teapot with original GOLLY design
It measures 10 inches from spout to handle and stands 7 inches high
Sold for £54.99 on Ebay 25th September 2006

Fong Choo at Peoria

150 artists from 30 states including ceramic artist Fong Choo bring creations to Peoria's riverfront Art Guild Fine Art Fair in Illinois from 30th September 2006
More details here

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Chris Gustin

Chris Gustin Teapot 1990/91 Signed and dated, Handbuilt and thrown form showing at The Fuller Craft Museum BROCKTON, MA. USA presents the exhibit the Perfect Collection II until January 7th 2007. In 2004, Fuller Craft’s inaugural exhibition The Perfect Collection heralded the Museum’s transformation into a leading institution in the world of contemporary craft. Now back by popular demand, Fuller Craft Museum presents The Perfect Collection II. Curated by Meredyth Hyatt Moses, Included will be private works rarely seen in public by artists such as Bennett Bean, Gary Knox Bennett, Jun Kaneko, Judy Kensley McKie, Therman Statom and more.
More details here

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Juraj Mihalik

Here's an interesting teapot being sold by HotTeapots "Art4 Faces" designed by Juraj Mihalik
More details here

Friday, September 22, 2006

Clarice Red Trees & House

Large sized Clarice Cliff conical teapot in the rare Red Trees & House pattern
Sold on Ebay for £460.01 21st September 2006

Ringtons new tea shops

Tea company Ringtons plans to diversify its traditional door-to-door delivery business by opening a chain of up to 100 tea and coffee shops across the UK.
The famous Newcastle company plans to take on Whittards of Chelsea after recruiting the tea and coffee chain's chief executive Mark Naughton-Rumbo and two senior executives in April this year.
Family-owned Ringtons, which employs more than 500 staff and celebrates its 100th anniversary next June, wants to add at least 50% to its current annual turnover of around £30m with the expansion over the next 10 years.
The first store, which will operate under the Ringtons name, will open in Cambridge later this month, and will be followed by stores in Canterbury and Brighton before the end of the year. The company is currently scouting for a fourth store to be opened some time next year.
The stores, which will be up to 500sqft in size in "secondary" high street locations, will initially stock 200 varieties of tea and coffee, rising eventually to 500, as well as teapots, china, biscuits and connected products.
By Nigel Stirling, The Journal
Picture shows a Mason's "Teapot collection" plate

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Green Polo Mint!

This is rather unusual! A green Polo mint teapot. Sunshine Ceramics used to make a white Polo mint teapot but not sure if they made this one or if someone else used the same moulds at a later date? Someone will no doubt know more about this?
Sold for £70.00 on 20th September 2006

Jughead teapot by Edward Klimek

Originally uploaded by mj26431.

Jughead teapot by Edward Klimek
In addition to hand making all of his products, Ed even hand digs the clay for these pieces from his own backyard!
After experimenting with 10 clay recipes, Ed has
stumbled upon the perfect recipe for the clay seam that runs through his berry patch!
More information about Ed Klimek

Dr John Wall teapot

A Dr John Wall 1st period Worcester miniature extra fine porcelain teapot c1765-1770 .
Sold on Ebay for £798.00 on 20th September 2006

Richard Parrington 1987

Cassette Player "Spaceman" teapot from 1987
Sold on Ebay for £77.22 on 20th September 2006

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

celadon glazed teapot

Originally uploaded by clayglazepots.

Thrown and handbuilt porcelain with a woven cane handle and a celadon glaze.

Jacob Hurd silver teapot

The Americana at Auction sale by The Robert C. Eldred auction company East Dennis, Mass.USA was attended by standing-room-only crowds and was also subject to a near record number of telephone bidders as well as an active crowd participating via the Internet.
A Jacob Hurd silver teapot led the selection of silver at $41,000.
It had been handed from sister to sister through seven generations!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Racing Car Teapot

Fine James Sadler Art Deco Racing Car Teapot. Much sought after and highly collectable Perfect condition but for the expected crazing for its age. For sale on Ebay at the moment.
View more details here

show me to your teapot

show me to your teapot
Originally uploaded by misfitgirl.

Presque Isle, Maine. September 2006.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Racing Car Teapot

A 1930's Green & Silver Lustre Racing Car Teapot made by Sadler, marked on the base with "Made in England Registered No 820236". There is no maker’s name on the earliest teapots.
After the War, owing to shortages of silver and platinum these teapots were not lustred, which makes the earlier teapots more desirable. The teapot also has an integral, internal strainer which modern copies do not have.
Sold on Ebay 14th September for £53.00 [I wouldn't part with mine for that little though!]

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Susie Cooper teapot

Beautiful teapot by Susie Cooper
Sold on Ebay for £56.00 on 16th September 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

Tea Museum needs Teapots

The newly formed Teapot Museum Board in the appropriatley named "Tea" in South Dakota USA, is looking for teapots. The board is hoping that people with ties to Tea will either loan or donate teapots.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Cardew Golf "TEE 4 TWO"

A Cardew Golf "TEE 4 TWO" made in 2000 [not a limited edition as far as I know?]
Sold for an impressive £216.77 on 14th September 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Hilda Cowham Shelley China

A rare nursery ware teapot designed by Hilda Cowham and manufactured by Shelley China
Sold on Ebay 13th September 2006 for £490.00

Monday, September 11, 2006

Tara Badcock

Tara Badcock
Originally uploaded by Photobat.

Tea Pot Cozy creator Tara Badcock

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Cardew Signing Day

Paul is planning a Christmas Signing Day for 11th November 2006
He is going to have a good old clear out of his Design Studio and the Vault stock so there will be some pretty impressive teapots up for grabs in the auction. More information on the teapots available in due course.
There will be the usual raffle and signing by Paul and his team.
Paul is also planning to produce two special teapots just for the day.

Staffordshire Creamware

Staffordshire Lead Glazed Creamware Teapot and Cover, England, 18th century, globular shape with fruiting grapevine relief, crabstock handle and spout, splashes of green and brown glaze, mounted atop three paw feet, ht. 4 in.
head of bird restored, three shallow rim chips of 1/8 (2) 1/4".
old repair to 1/2" end of spout.
Sold at auction Massachusetts, USA for more than three times it's estimate
US $2,000.00 £1,072.10 [estimate $600]

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Sunshine Ceramics Trophy

Terry enquired recently about a Sunshine Ceramics Trophy teapot...he had bought one with a wedding couple on the top. Here is a photo taken from a sales leaflet of about 1979-80 which shows the three different lids that were available "wedding couple" "cricketer" and "golfer"

Friday, September 08, 2006


Cardew Harrods teapot with plinth 1995
Sold on Ebay for £313.09 on September 6th 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

John Sheppard MG teapot

On EBay at the moment number 215 of a limited edition of 250
A green MG racing car teapot
Signed by John Sheppard
More details

"Stella" by Tom Hatton

"Stella" was made in 1993 and is a unique and unusual piece from Tom Hatton. The style harkened back to the 40's and 50's and was reminiscent of the fashion of those times. She was actually based on Aunt Aileen, who worked in a pharmacy and wore a white uniform with a fancy handkerchief fanned out in her upper pocket. She always had her fingernails painted and the newest cosmetics because in those times, the cosmetic manufacturers made sure that the sales clerks were knowledgable and up on their products.
Made of earthenware, she was painted with underglaze and then received a gloss overglaze.
Standing 10.5 inches tall, 12 inches long and about 3.5 inches wide, there were fewer than 50 of of these elegant, strong women made.
Sold on Ebay £239.37 [US $456.00]

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Designed by Jessie Tait in the 1950's for the Midwinter range Staffordshire England
the pattern was called "Zambesi"
MEASURING … 7 ins (18 cms ) HIGH BY … 9 ½ ins ( 24 cms ) WIDE
Sold on Ebay for £460.00 on 4th September 2006

Weller Pottery Aunt Jemima

Aunt Jemima teapot sold on Ebay 5th September 2006 for US $815.99(Approximately £428.34)
7.5 inches high 6 inches wide

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Tea and Toast

Tea and Toast
Originally uploaded by glittergeezer.

A sign on the roof on a food vehicle at Ashton Court Festival.

Monday, September 04, 2006


Originally uploaded by irtroit.

Lovely illustration of a couple in conversation over a cup of tea

Garden Art

Garden Art
Originally uploaded by A.J.Reams.

A.J.Reams father makes these out of antique cups, saucers and teapots. You can't really tell but there is copper piping attached to the bottoms so they stand in the garden. The cup will fill with water and every once in a while you'll see a bird stop and take a drink.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Bizarre Mountain Clarice Cliff

Clarice Cliff conical shape teapot and lid in the Bizarre "Mountain" pattern dating from 1931-1932.
Sold on Ebay for a MASSIVE £1,217.05 on 3rd September 2006

Saturday, September 02, 2006

My Blog is in the news!

Photo by Mike Thomas
Andy Titcomb, 51, a potter based in the North Cornwall village of St Mabyn, has been making teapots since the late 1970s. Such is Mr Titcomb's devotion to his craft, he set up a blog called Teapots teapots teapots in June last year....
Full article here

Friday, September 01, 2006

Racine Art Museum

The teapot has been an iconic form for artists working in clay. Because of its historical connotations, many of today’s artists have felt the need to address this form at some point in their careers even though it has not been the primary mode for their personal expression. They are particularly intrigued by its four primary elements: the lid, the body, the spout, and the handle.
As part of its effort to reacquaint visitors with treasures from its storerooms, Racine Art Museum features some of the most exciting, innovative examples of this form from its collection...including work from the collections of Donna Moog, Dale and Doug Anderson, Karen Johnson Boyd, and David and Jacqueline Charak.
Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Ave, Racine, WISCONSIN 53404 USA
June 20th 2006 to November 25th 2006