Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
The Potter's Barn Tea Room
If you ever find yourselves down my way be sure to visit The Potter's Barn Licensed Tea Room & Garden
The Tea Room is in a converted barn on the site of The Old Wenford Bridge Pottery with 3 acres of grounds to explore and play in beside the river and you can drink tea made in beautiful Seth Cardew teapots.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Ugliest Teapot Contest
By Cathy Frisinger
Special to the Star-Telegram
Friday, January 26, 2007
Murder in a Teapot
British officials say police have cracked the murder-by-poison case of former spy Alexander Litvinenko, including the discovery of a "hot" teapot at London's Millennium Hotel with an off-the-charts reading for Polonium-210, the radioactive material used in the killing.
A senior official tells ABC News the "hot" teapot remained in use at the hotel for several weeks after Litvinenko's death before being tested in the second week of December. The official said investigators were embarrassed at the oversight.
19th century tin teapot
Up for auction at New York, Rockefeller Plaza February 6th 2007 - February 7th 2007
A GROUP OF PAINTED TIN WARE ARTICLES,
AMERICAN, 19TH CENTURY,
Estimate 600 - 900 U.S. dollars
The lot comprises of a tea pot, coffee pot and two cannisters
the teapot: 10½ in. (26.5cm)high, the coffee pot 8½ in. (21.5cm.) high, the cannisters: 5¼ in. (14.5cm.)high (4)
See more details
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Golly teapot racist?
A GOLLIWOG fanatic defended putting his collection of memorabilia on show amid accusations of racism.
John Molyneux of the University of Portsmouth said: "They were originally a very crude racist stereotype repeated in many children's stories at the height of imperialism when unfortunately overt racism was common in adults and children."
The 300 golly items - from badges to teapots, are on show at Fareham's council-funded Westbury Manor Museum.
Curator Tom de Wit said: "If objects on display stimulate debate, we see this as a positive thing."
Full article from The Mirror newspaper
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
An unusual Mourning Teapot. Transfer Printed To a Beloved Wife who died November 30th 1867, aged 38 years on one side. The other side has a Religious Verse.
Sold on ebay 21st January 2007 for £122
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Cow teapots in Alaska
Can anyone help?
Robert got these teapots when he was cleaning a house,and he was wondering if anyone could tell him anything about them. Or point him in the right direction?
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
unfinished motorbike teapots
Here is a photo of some prototype motorbike teapots made by Ara Cardew at Wenford Bridge Pottery about 1997 before he left for Canada. I don't know if they ever went into production?
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Zillah Teapot is moving!
City officials hope to have the historic Teapot Dome gas station moved into town within a year.
Owners of the idle, 84-year-old teapot-shaped building accepted the city's offer of $125,000 to buy the structure and two acres it sits on just southeast of town along the Yakima Valley Highway.
The dome was built in the shape of a teapot in 1922, symbolizing the oil scandals and bribery charges that rocked Warren G. Harding's presidency a year earlier when he ordered oil reserves at Teapot Dome, Wyo., and Elk Hill, Calif., to be transferred from the Navy to the Department of Interior.
Rising fuel prices more than two years ago convinced owners Keith and Sarah Strader to close the station.
But now Zillah business owners and City Council members envision moving the dome -- which is on the National Historic Register -- to town and converting it into a tourism information center, Mayor Gary Clark said.
"Dolly Dimples" by Alice Simpson is one of 100 teapots on exhibit at Baltimore Clayworks in Mt. Washington until February 25th. This particular teapot tells the story of a woman who loved to eat.
"I love food and can't always eat as much as I'd like," Simpson said. "(The teapot) deals with my issues of eating and dieting and my friends' issues."
Dolly Dimples headlined a freakshow act billed "The World's Prettiest Fat Girl" in the early 20th century. In the Great Depression, when many Americans struggled to put food on the table, Dolly weighed 555 pounds and boasted a 68-inch waist, 84-inch hips and a 74- inch bust in her prime. She was barely five feet tall.
The dimples in her elbows -- hence her stage name -- were one inch deep. Dolly ate four to eight eggs, one half a pound of bacon, ice cream, a loaf of bread and cafe au lait for breakfast, Simpson said in a note accompanying her teapot.
Simpson covered one side of her teapot with a painting of Dolly in a flimsy pink dress grinning coyly while lifting her skirt. Underneath is written, "Eating was her joy, the defining passion of her life."
Full article by TAYA FLORES Capital News Service
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Teapot causes fire in Williamstown!
The teapot ran out of water and the handle caught fire, Chief Ed Eaton said. There were no injuries and no damage other than smoke in the residence. Fire-fighters spent less than an hour between 8 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. clearing out the smoke, according to Eaton.
The occupants of the residence, who were not there at the start of the fire, arrived while fire-fighters were clearing it out, Eaton said.
Barre City fire department officials said they sent a ladder out to the scene to assist.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
George Brazier 1799
Georgian silver teapot and original matching stand made in London in 1799 by George Brazier.
Failed to meet it's reserve at £380.00 on eBay on 14th January 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Wileman Foley Shelley Intarsio Teapot featuring Lord Salisbury
Sold on eBay 14th January 2007 for £295.00
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Now showing until February 21st 2007 100 Teapots III Exhibition: that’s 100 pots by 60 artists from around the USA. These aren’t Granny’s teapots either, unless your Granny is hip. Curated by master ceramist and professor at the American School of Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology
More photos here
Friday, January 12, 2007
A Monkey Teapot
Part of the ARDMORE CERAMIC ART collection up for auction at
Christie's South Kensington London on January 14th 2007
Lot Number 95 Sale Number 5090
A MONKEY TEAPOT AND COVER
Estimate £400 - £600 British pounds
Modelled by Raphael Njoko, decorated by James Dlamini painted marks 25cm. long; and another similar by the same artists.
Sold for £600
The Utah variation
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Chef's Teapot Collection.
By Chef at Home cooking
"I drink tea every morning. At an early hour, efficiency comes first. So I pad into my kitchen and push the button on a new Fillips hot pot to boil water. Spoon tea leaves into a little brewing ball (when I’m too lazy I use tea bags), drop the ball into my cup filled with boiling water and my tea is ready to drink. Fast and efficient. But when I have time to spare or to entertain my guests I brew my tea in teapots from my little collection. I value my teapots not only for their function of brewing tea, but because they are sculptural artwork. I love standing in front of the shelf, comparing the contrasting shapes, watching the play of light on the varied surfaces. As art, they lighten up my day. Which teapot I choose depends on the occasion and my mood. Each has its own story. I like to brew lavender relaxing tea in seashell form or in elephant form teapot from the red Chinese clay , black tea in English porcelain teapot and my favourite tea with milk in glass Bodum teapot. My children adore fruit tea brewed in teapots from low shelf."
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
Hermes 100% Silk whimsical Tie featuring The Tea Plantation Design.
Sold on eBay for £40.00 7th January 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Ethel Frattaroli's Collection
The collection ranges from traditional English teapots to novelty pieces.
The attic display is the encore to a show that begins the moment you enter the house through the kitchen, where a wall clock features teapots for numbers.
Despite a bit of osteoporosis, the 4-foot-11 -inch strawberry blonde scurries about to show off her collection.
Teapots fill the dining-room shelves and sprawl across the table. Frattaroli received 30 for Christmas, each of which she recorded in a special book. She said she is just 19 short of 5,000.
In the small foyer is a cabinet with five shelves, all filled with teapots. It was built by Frattaroli's sister, a carpenter who constructed cabinets and shelves throughout the house to accommodate the collection.
More teapots line two long shelves that stretch down the first-floor hallway.
"You can't be fat if you want to fit through here!" Frattaroli joked.
Read the full article
Friday, January 05, 2007
make tea not war
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
No bids on this creamware teapot made by Wedgwood? circa 1770
Dark blue Sadler car
A dark blue Sadler racing car sold on eBay for £225.00 on 2nd January 2007