Thanks to one of our American readers I am pleased to be able to post an image of another striped teapot.
Readers may recall that we posted photos of fragments of a similar teapot that was discovered during excvations in the centre of Manchester in the 1970s. Since then an example has turned up on a Norwegian flea market and now there’s this fine example from the States.
It is interesting that the lid has been replaced, as was that of the Norwegian example. Perhaps they get lost or broken over time and people have to find a way of replacing them. But the pewter (?) lids look very similar so perhaps that was how they were sold.
It’s very gratifying that people ‘out there’ are reponding to what they see on this blog and helping to extend our knowledge of pieces in the collection.
Where will the next one turn up? Over to you good readers…
Thank you for posting about the antique woodgrain teapot. I have an identical teapot with the original pewter top. “PATENT” is incised on the bottom. It was a leftover from a friend’s mother’s estate … too late to learn its history now. I think of the transfer pattern as burled wood. It has a subtle but lovely luster finish.
I’ve just bought a lovely tigerish teapot from an antique shop in Berwick-upon-Tweed! And it has the same pewter lid. So I assume it’s actually how it was originally sold.