Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tony Carter Allsorts
Here is one of Tony Carter's "new" teapot designs, he has also started his own teapot blog
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Crochet Tea Set
Crochet Tea Set beautifully made by Anne Claire Petite.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
No Stamp Act
English creamware teapot and cover of ovoid form, 1765, with crab stock handle and spout, decorated with iron red floral wreath, inscribed on one side "No Stamp Act", and the other "American Liberty Restored". This is apparently, only the fourth known example, the other three are in the Smithsonian, the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg, and in Peabody-Essex Museum. Provenance: Edna Netter.
The estimate was US $20,000.00 - US $25,000.00
Sold for US $130,000.00 on 20th April 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Coalport Teapot Exhibition
The Coalport Teapot Exhibition will take place from April 30th until November 2nd 2007 at the Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge, Shropshire.
Providing visitors with detailed insights into the tea drinking culture in Britain during the 18th and early 19th centuries the exhibition highlights how Coalport China was at the forefront of this.
On offer will be a varied selection of teapots of all shapes and sizes displaying the full range of patterns used on Coalport porcelain in the early 19th century.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Jack in a box
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Elizabeth I Teapot
A unique Chinese tea kettle that once belonged to Queen Elizabeth I sold for £1,079,000 to a London-based antique dealers Littleton and Hennessy, bidding on behalf of an overseas collector.
The silver-mounted Wucai pot was originally made for a Chinese emperor during the Ming dynasty in the late 15th century.
Alastair Gibson, head of the Chinese department at Sotheby's, said: "It is a wonderful, exotic and historic piece which, at the time, would have blown people's minds. You never saw porcelain in Europe then - it just didn't exist. Everything was dull and tawdry and people were mainly eating off metal."
"The piece symbolised a new age of travel and exploration and we are delighted with the sale."
Monday, April 09, 2007
Bestla tea cosies
Erla Erlingsdóttir from Vienna has been knitting and felting some tea cosies from Icelandic wool.
Text Teapot (2005)
Earthenware with low-fire glaze
5" H x 6" W x 4" D
Holly Hanessian is Associate Professor of Art at Florida State University in
Tallahassee, Florida. See more of her work here
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Matt Wilt teapot and cups
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Teapot Family Portrait
Teapot Family Portrait by Jason Fasi