My Teapots

Here is a look at some of my Teapots.
Like my Steam Gauges and My Hockey Cards not for everyone. However a part of history.


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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 ca.1775. 

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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

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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!
 
 
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  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.

This 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.
                                                       
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A Crown Ducal Purple Chintz Teapot ca.1920 or 30                                
 
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Leeds hand painted Creamware Teapot w/Rose
ca.1760 or70

                                                               
 
                                                                                    
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A large Staffordshire Teapot with the print called 'The Sower' ca.1825 or 30




Commodore MacDonnough

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.

Transfer 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




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Staffordshire ca.1835 with cream and sugar. I usually only take the teapot but this was a good deal complete.


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Hand painted Samual Alcock Footed Porcelain Teapot ca.1843 by the Registry mark.


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Shelly 'Dainty Blue' pattern ca.1950s


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An absolutely beautiful 'Chamberlain's' teapot by Worcester ca.1810


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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