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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Blue and white

I don't really collect teapots but couldn't resist this one on ebay recently. It's a beautifully hand decorated blue and white porcelain teapot probably imported from China in the late 1700's and I love it!


Thursday, December 28, 2006

Susie Cooper

Designed by Susie Cooper and made by the Crown Works pottery manufacturers.
This beautiful teapot was produced during the 1930s and is typically ‘Art Deco’ in style.
It is a ’Kestrel’ shaped form and is decorated in the ‘Blue Printemps’ pattern.
Sold on eBay for only £48.50 on 27th December 2006.


Wednesday, December 27, 2006

wonderful plant teapot

wonderful plant teapot
Originally uploaded by extra-minty.


Minneapolis Teapot Exploration!

This is intriguing!
Synchronicity – most simply, the belief that some coincidences are not mere coincidences.That some coincidences are meaningful.
Read the complete article here


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Teapot animation


Copeland teapot

Aesthetic period teapot with pewter mounted cover and decorated with bamboo and birds. The teapot is marked to the base with an impressed COPELAND and a raised registry mark dating the piece to 1874.
Sold on eBay 22nd December 2006 for £94.00


Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Kitchen

Christmas Kitchen Range Limited Edition of 100
by Tony Carter
approx 5 inches high
USA Price £72.00 but only £59.50 in the UK


Worcester Porcelain Teapot c1765

A pretty Worcester globular teapot and cover painted with flowers in bright enamel on-glaze, two large groups to either side amid numerous scattered sprays which continue above and below the spout, around the handle and to the cover. Old collection labels to base and inside cover.
Size: 5.5" (14cm) high to top of finial x 7.5" (19cm) across handle to spout.
Restoration to end of spout. Cover broken in half and re-stuck:
Sold on eBay for £122.00 on 22nd December 2006


Saturday, December 23, 2006

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays
Originally uploaded by ladyloneranger.


Friday, December 22, 2006

Chris Gustin

A stoneware teapot made by Chris Gustin in 1988. The teapot stands 12 ¾” high; the stopper alone is 3 ¾” high. It is signed on the bottom.
Sold on eBay for US $1,600.00 (Approximately £815.41) on 22nd December 2006


Thursday, December 21, 2006

Multi Map teapot

If you require a map of London to help you get round all of the
Christmas shops, you could always buy one of Paul's "Multimap" teapots!
More details


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Thomas Manley

Approx 8-10in, Stoneware, Water Glazes, Iron Oxide Stains, Cone 2 Salt Firing
More teapots on Thomas Manley's blog


Monday, December 18, 2006

Patrick Johnston

Fanciful, lopsided, charming, and lovable, Patrick Johnston’s teapots have little in common with their sensible, symmetrical counterparts. His functional vessels are more than just hot beverage dispensers — each pot is also a storybook character in one of the artist’s whimsical tales. “For me, teapots are representative of communication,” said Johnston. “You invite someone into your home, serve tea, and talk. My work is all about pure communication, and the stories I write are about freeing yourself from whatever is holding you back.”
Full article by
by Elizabeth Schwyzer


Sunday, December 17, 2006

Teapots as a fountain.

Teapots as a fountain.
Originally uploaded by gak.
Taken in Vancouver


Saturday, December 16, 2006

From Saskatchewan

Tea pot
Originally uploaded by guidewire.
A crazy little teapot that really isn't very useful for pouring tea.


Friday, December 15, 2006

Lily Peach

No teapots today...instead here is a photo of my granddaughter in her new sparkly shoes taken on my birthday yesterday!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

52 today!

I'm 52 easing off on the work... eating Booja-Booja chocolate truffles, and looking forward to supper with family later.

Charity Larrison

Originally uploaded by Charity Larrison.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

My Wedding Anniversary

Married 31 years ago today!

Natwest Piggy teapot

Here's a teapot that brings back memories of Sunshine Ceramics
Many a [happy?] hour spent glazing Natwest piggy banks!
I don't know who made this teapot but it has just sold on eBay for £72.00

Hualien woodstone

MJ Klein from Hukou, Hsinchu,Taiwan posted photos of this "wooden" looking teapot which is actually carved in stone from Hualien.
more details here

Monday, December 11, 2006

Teapot of Roses

Teapot of Roses poster by Frankie Buckley

Oscar Tusquets 1983

Designed by Oscar Tusquets in 1983 part of the ‘Tea & Coffee Piazza’ series commissioned by Alessi.
The Alessi company commissioned eleven of the worlds top designers to design a tea & coffee set with only the designers’ imagination limiting their creativity; money and difficulty of production was seen as being no object!
Sold on eBay 10th December 2006 for £255.00

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Michael Graves

IT’S not the old toy tin car or the plastic model assembled with glue. This toy, the Playsam Streamliner, is a five-inch painted wooden car that has become as powerful a symbol of Swedish design as a Volvo or an Ant chair.
The design of the Streamliner is basic, a geometric nursery rhyme of a body and wheels and nothing more. It has been designated an official Swedish design classic by the Swedish National Museum and Swedish Design Council. Now, the Fitzsu Society, a shop in Los Angeles dedicated to modernist tabletop accessories and other items for the home, has persuaded artists and designers to create variations on the Streamliner. These have been auctioned to support a charity, the World Children’s Foundation.
For his contribution, Michael Graves mashed up the car with his familiar teapot. The October auction, called FitzsuGrandPrix, raised about $20,000.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Paper teapots!

more paper objects here

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Retro Tea poster

Retro Tea by Michael L. Kungl from

"Christmas Tea "

The newly formed Teapot Museum Society of Tea is hosting "A
Christmas Tea" on Saturday, December 9th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
It will be held at the Tea Area Museum Social Hall, 120 W Maple St. Tea, South Dakota, USA
Guests will dine at themed tables, enjoy fancy sandwiches, Christmas sweets, and tea, all in an atmosphere filled with holiday music and Christmas spirit.
This tastefully, relaxing holiday event is just $8.00. Reservations are required. The Teapot Museum Society invites you, your family, and friends to join them this holiday season. Reservations or tickets can be obtained by calling 368-2314 or 368-2098.
Proceeds from the event will support the teapot displays currently located at Tea City Hall and the Tea Area Museum.
The goal of the Teapot Museum Society is to one day have a Teapot Museum and a "tea room" in Tea, South Dakota. They hope to partner with tea companies as they pursue this venture.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Nimrod and teapot!

RAF Crew Uses Teapot To Plug Gap In Nimrod Hatch
British military officials are especially sensitive to potential safety issues, in the wake of the September loss of a Royal Air Force Nimrod reconnaissance plane in Afghanistan... so many are concerned with the inelegant, but effective, fix another Nimrod crew recently used to block a hatch gap on their plane.

The BBC reports the plane's crew used a teapot to plug a hole caused by a malfunctioning hatch cover on a flight from Cornwall to Kinloss.

"There was a minor malfunction with the hatch cover and the teapot would have been used to make it more comfortable for the crew," an RAF spokeswoman said. "At no time was air crew safety compromised."

But the Ministry of Defense -- along with families of the 12 RAF personnel, a Royal Marine, and soldier who died in the September crash -- says the incident raises questions about the Nimrod's safety record... and techniques used to fix problems that may crop up in flight.
Full article

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Kasimir Malewitsch 1923

A Suprematist porcelain teapot with lid. Form design by K.S. Malewitsch in 1923. No marks. 16,5 cm high. In 1990 this teapot was exhibited in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (Confirmation of the Museum).
Sold at auction 2nd December 2006 for EUR 6,600.00[Approximately US $8,788.56]

Hilda Cowan

Shelley Hilda Cowan Children's Teapot
Sold at auction in Philadelphia for US $575.00
[Estimate:US $2,400.00 - US $3,000.00]

William IV silver teapot

Made in London in 1834 by Edward, Edward junior,John & William Barnard. It is of round fluted melon shape, standing on four feet. The hinged lid has a fine silver leaf and fruit or flower bud finial. The teapot has a strong silver handle with ivory isolation rings.
Sold at auction 4th December 2006 for £431.78

Friday, December 01, 2006

New Betty

£14.99 from The Teapottery