is a look at some of my
my Steam Gauges and My Hockey
Cards not for everyone.
However a part of history.
This is a group of some highlights from my
collection of Teapots. In front are Tea Bowls that are
handless teacups from the mid to late ca1700s. These
range from the center Neptune cup ca.1755 to
This is a fine ca.1750 Bourdalou. It is
very welcome in my collection. Obviously not a
teapot but a very nice bonus pic for this
page. A Bourdalou is a very special form of
chamber pot used by ladies of the 17th and
18th century. It is the MOTTAHEDEH TOBACCO
LEAF Pattern probably for export to the
Portuguese market. You will notice in the next pic that the
shape of the Bourdalou perfectly fits the
female form. This was because high end ladies
that wore layers of dresses and hoops and
whatever during that period in history found
it very difficult to have to remove everything
when nature called. Your ladies in waiting
would help lift this item into place and then
discretely dispose of it whether in church,
opera or in a carriage very rare and cool
item. I am still allowed to display this piece
on our sideboard but my wife is still against
it......... For more on this item
check out an article by these girls, it is
an interesting site
By popular request here is another of my
bourdalous.It is by Copeland and Garrett Pottery.
They started using this mark in the early
ca.1830s.This little beauty is definitely a
highlight in my collection!
editor's collection A pair of MEISSEN teapots both ca.1765
to 1775. The figural lids and hand painted
design and quality spell Meissen. The Meissen
mark is displayed in the background.
little gem is 6" tall and has the Meissen
crossed swords on the bottom. One of my
favorites from ca.1750s or 60s or so. See detail of
figural face on spout.
A Crown Ducal Purple Chintz Teapot
ca.1920 or 30
collection Leeds hand painted Creamware Teapot w/Rose
collection A large Staffordshire Teapot with the
print called 'The Sower' ca.1825 or 30
This would be a
little highlight of the collection.A
commemorative teapot from Commodore
MacDonnough's (not to be confused with the
British commodore MacDonough) victory during
the War of 1812.
ware Teapot Blue and White portraying a
scene from the War of 1812 in which
commodore MacDonnough is victorious. His
most notable achievement occurred during
the War of 1812. As commander of American
naval forces in Lake Champlain he won the
decisive Battle of Lake Champlain, also
known as the Battle of Plattsburgh.
Shortly after the Battle of Plattsburgh a
commemorative set of Staffordshire
dinnerware was commissioned and sold well
in USA . See this link for the sale of one
like this one. https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2337/lots/502
editor's collection Staffordshire ca.1835 with cream and
sugar. I usually only take the teapot but this
was a good deal complete.
editor's collection Hand painted Samual Alcock Footed
Porcelain Teapot ca.1843 by the Registry mark.
editor's collection An absolutely beautiful 'Chamberlain's'
teapot by Worcester ca.1810
editor's collection An early Stafforshire Oriental design
teapot. ca.1820 or so, sadly no lid, however
still a very pleasant piece.
If there is any interest I will post more
sometime. As of July/2011 I have
had too many possitive comments to count on
this historical collection,. I will include
more of my collection soon, thanx