Gräfsnäs castle teapot?
Johannes has been researching Gräfsnäs castle ruin near Gothenburg, Sweden. The former castle has an interesting history. According to the legend it was cursed by a woman that was badly treated by the landowner. She told that it would be plagued by fire three times with 100 years apart, and the castle was actually burnt in 1634, 1734 and 1834.
During the day of the fire in 1834 many people came to 'rescue' the things in the castle and many things were stolen.
It is believed that the teapot above came from the castle via a gardener.
Can it be dated to before or after the looting in 1834 I wonder? It was made by a company called Shaw & Fisher...anyone know anything about them?