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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

tea leaves & sea shells

These two teapots will be put into an auction at Cardew's on the 25th November.

"Tea Leaves" Teapot
This teapot (as far as I aware) never went into production and was one of Paul's "experimental" teapots. He has always thought this teapot was a great idea but for some reason has never had a chance to take it any further - apart from the one that is shown here.

"Sea Shells Teapot"
This teapot consists of individual shells, hand picked by Paul from Exmouth beach. He then made a seperate mould for each shell and had great fun trying to place each shell on the teapot. This teapot never went into production.


fun shot
Originally uploaded by alisedona.
Here's a fun shot by Alisedona of the famous Zillah teapot petrol station in Washington USA

Tea Shop Entrance

Tea Shop Entrance
Originally uploaded by psd.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Collectible Teapots

Collectible Teapots - A Hobby Worth Admiring
by Susan Dean
I suppose ever since I was a little girl when I got my first tea set I fell in love with teapots. Back in those days we all drank tea from a pot not like the recent days of teabags as we have all come to accept as the norm. It always seems so much more pleasurable to have a nice cup of tea from a pot.
Now of course I don't drink that much from a pot but I do collect them. You would be amazed with how many different shapes and sizes there are for one to collect. Some of them I have used and some that I would not dare to take the chance, as they are so old and delicate. Those ones stay under lock and key in my glass cabinet out of harms way.
Complete article

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Terry Gess

'Teapot with Bumps' by Terry Gess of Bakersville, part of the Charlotte Fine Craft Show at the Charlotte Convention Center Salisbury North Carolina USA 3rd-5th of November 2006
The event features 200 artists, including 55 from the Carolinas, who will present their high-quality handmade jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home accessories in time for the holiday shopping season.
The event opens at 10 a.m. each day. Admission is $10 for one day, $16 for a two-day pass. Children 12 and under are admitted free. American Craft Council members and those who join at the show also are admitted free.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Flying saucer

Hilary Watters and her partner David Symonds left Paul Cardew's Sunshine Ceramics in about 1980 and formed their own company called Flying Saucer based in London this was one of their wonderful teapot designs.


A 1950's Gibsons Staffordshire teapot Hand marked W388A

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Natalie Survino

Natalie Survino (Staten Island, NY) porcelain rhinoceros figural teapot covered in realistic glazes.
Artist-repaired firing line to one leg, a few small chips to legs, 1978.
Stamped NATALIE SURVINO STATEN ISLAND, N.Y./7-1978 #18. 8 1/2" x 15"
Estimate:US $600.00 - US $900.00
Sold for US $500.00 Rago Modern Auctions,

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

the coolest teapots in the world!

"the coolest teapots in the world..."
How cool is this, Neil Gaiman has again linked to my website, this time calling them the "coolest teapots in the world", high praise indeed from such a literary luminary.
I got so many visitors as a result, that my website crashed again!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Cardew Chips

Page three and fries from Cardew Design
Sold on Ebay for £51.00 22nd October 2006

Chris Gustin

Chris Gustin Stoneware teapot, 1991, covered in speckled olive matte glaze. (From the collection of Kenneth L. Freed, Boston, MA. Exhibited: "Vessels: Constructed/De-Constructed", Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, December 3, 1993-January 22, 1994). Signed Gustin 1991 #91-09. 11 1/2" x 16" x 6 1/4"
sold at auction for US $2,100.00

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Richard Marquis

Richard Marquis Glass teapot goblet #240, black and white with multicolor latticino, 1990.
(Provenance: Betsy Rosenfeld Gallery, Chicago). Signed 1990 Marquis. 9" h
Sold at Rago Modern Auction for US $1,500 [estimate US $3,000.00 - US $5,000.00]

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Black basalt teapot

Wedgwood black basalt teapot circa 1790-1820 Etruria shape with tied bunch of wheat finial in excellent condition.
Sold on Ebay 19th October 2006 for £247.00

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Festoon teapots?

Gareth has a pair of teapots and he's interested in their past/history.
Any ideas? Do you know how old they are?
Writing on the bottom of both pots.
RdN - 117962

Woman claims teapot cash

A woman has been reunited with her cash after The Comet reported charity workers had found £300 stuffed inside a teapot when they were sorting through new donations.
Staff at the Sue Ryder charity shop in Whitehorse Street, Baldock, were surprised to find the wad of cash when they opened the teapot and were keen to reunite it with its rightful owner.
The owner, who did not want to be named, was thrilled when a work colleague called her after reading the article in The Comet asking the owner to come forward.
She said: "I was moving away and I was clearing things out so I took some items to the charity shop.
"I had forgotten I had put the money in the teapot to save up for something.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Peter Meanley

Peter Meanley saltglaze studio pottery teapot from 1989.
A lovely saltglaze teapot from Craft Potters Association member and top teapot maker, Peter Meanley. It is marked PM 89 just beneath the handle.
SIZE: Just over 20cm long from spout to handle. 13cm high to top of handle.
Sold at Auction 18th October for £261.09

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Susan Thayer

"Flame Tree" by Susan Thayer
12 x 10 x 2.75 inches
Sold for $5800

Monday, October 16, 2006

Wedgwood Rosso Antico

A rare 1860 Wedgwood Rosso Antico Egyptian Teapot decorated with Hieroglyphic motifs in Black Jasper measures just over 8 inches from handle to spout & 4.25 inches in height
Good condition, slight nip to the spout and to the inside
Sold at auction on 15th October for £343.33

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Caughley Porcelain Teapot c1790

A fine Caughley porcelain teapot of bullet shape, with relief moulding to the handle and spout highlighted with gilding. The pot is decorated with a meandering foliate band around a gilt band to the bowl, with gilding also to the footrim, collar and finial. The shoulder is gilded with geometric stripes on a blue ground, the lower part of the blue gilded with pendants. The pattern is mirrored on the slightly domed cover. The pot has a flawless, silky glaze.
Sold on Ebay 13th October 2006 for £505.01 .

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Horatio Nelson

An interesting Black Basalt teapot. The teapot depicts Lord Horatio Nelson on one side and a semi nude lady with a lion & javelin on the other, it might be a commemorative of Lord Nelson's death? There are trees with crow type birds and classical acanthus leaves. The teapot is marked "Nelson" under his portrait and "Eastwood" on the front bottom edge. It was made by William Baddeley who worked around the 1820's, his wares were marked "Eastwood". The teapot measures 9 1/2" handle to spout, 5 1/2" high and 4 1/2" deep. The knob is missing from the lid & it has a loss to the tip of the spout.
Sold on Ebay October 2006 for £151.62 [US $281.23]

Monday, October 09, 2006

Fifties teapot?

Anyone know anything about this's age or maker?

My mothers teapots

Made a flying visit to Northamptonshire to see my mother who is in hospital after a fall. [Get well soon mum!]

Friday, October 06, 2006

Tattoo Teapot

Special edition Fornasetti teapot for Minima Design.

Teapot cash found!

THE property office at Hitchin police station is more flush than usual as nearly £400 has been handed into lost property in the last couple of weeks.
On September 19 staff at the Sue Ryder charity shop in Whitehorse Street, Baldock, were sorting through new donations when they opened a teapot to find £300 in cash inside.
The money is now waiting to be reunited with its rightful owner.
Full article

trash pot

trash pot
Originally uploaded by danny mansmith.

measures 11.5" wide by 7.5" high
Danny Mansmith has always called Lipton the white trash tea which he loves!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Pantomime Horse

A teapot in the shape of a pantomime horse with shoes as feet made by Carlton Ware and dated 1973. Total height is about 8 1/2 inches. [Sue thinks this might be a milk jug? We'll have to ask Roger!]
Sold on Ebay 4th october for £260.00

tall teapot

tall teapot
Originally uploaded by T_A_K.

Made by Tatiana

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Staffordshire circa 1770

A lovely creamware teapot made in Staffordshire circa 1770, there are no factory marks. It is decorated in the D Rhodes & co workshop with a scene on one side of a lady by a gate and the other side is a spray of flowers . It stands at 4 3/4" high and measures 7" from the spout to the handle .There is some restoration to the handle the cover has been restored and may be a replacement and has a section of the edge that has been repaired.
Sold at auction on 3rd October 2006 for £360.37

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Tank teapot

The tank has inspired many teapots over the years.
Here is a Richard Parrington version.
When I was at Exeter Art College Rod Hill the ceramics technician made a wonderful white glazed tank teapot which is very hard to find these days.

Hot List

The "Hot List" of antiques and collectibles for September 2006 the Webs largest online antique and collectible mall released their monthly "Hot List" of Antiques & Collectibles.
This site specializes in offering a broad range of antiques and collectibles:
1. Halloween (Not listed last month) 2. Cookie Jars (Down from #1) 3. Avon (Down from #2) 4. TEAPOTS (Up from #8) 5. Milk glass (Up from #7) 6. Fenton (Up from #10) 7. Carnival Glass (Down from #4) 8. Dolls (Not listed last month) 9. Roseville (Down from #5) 10. McCoy (Down from #3)

Monday, October 02, 2006

Freida Kahlo

Teapot of Freida Kahlo made in 1996 by Tom Hatton.
[Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist painted a self-Portrait with Monkey in 1938]
Sold on Ebay 13th September 2006 for £228.26 [US $427.22]

Puzzle teapot

Art4 Puzzle teapot designed by Juraj Mihalik 67.00EUR