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If life gets you down a cup of tea always helps

27 September 2021

While Americans demonstrated by throwing tea into the harbour, the British registered complaints by putting the leaves into suitably decorated teapots.

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Drinking a toast to the Bonnie Prince – in an English teapot

13 September 2021

The sale of the collection of Robin Simpson (1940-2020) was celebration of British commemorative ceramics.

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Superb collection of British commemorative ceramics comes to auction

23 August 2021

The Robin Simpson (1940-2020) collection of British commemorative ceramics comes for sale next month.

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Teapots to the Kate Foster taste

12 July 2021

These two teapots – among the top-selling lots at the Woolley & Wallis (25/12% buyer's premium) sale of English and European Ceramics and Glass on June 16 – came for sale from the family of Lady Kate Davson, known to many by her maiden name of Kate Foster (1938-2020).

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Moorcroft bidders make 1912 overtures

05 October 2020

Two pieces of Moorcroft Pomegranate pattern made exceptional sums within a matter of 24 hours at the end of September. Both were early versions of the popular pattern and dated 1912 – the year William Moorcroft left his studio at James Macintyre to run his own factory in Cobridge.

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The story behind the Met’s epic £460,000 auction battle for ‘America’s first china teapot’

26 February 2018

A hitherto unrecorded teapot attributed to a pioneering North American porcelain factory sold last week for a remarkable £460,000 (plus premium) at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury.

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New York’s Met Museum wins bidding for early American teapot at Salisbury auction – video

21 February 2018

An early American porcelain teapot sold for £460,000 at a Woolley & Wallis auction in Salisbury this week is now on its way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Early American teapot sells at £460,000 as vendor makes huge return on £15 purchase

20 February 2018

A previously unrecorded teapot attributed to a pioneering American porcelain factory sold at a Woolley & Wallis auction today for £460,000. The vendor of the teapot, a private collector from south-west of England, had bought it recently in the Midlands for just £15.

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The first American porcelain – new discoveries

02 January 2018

For more than a generation students of American ceramic history were taught that the first successful producers of porcelain in North America were Gousse Bonnin (1741-c.1780) and George Anthony Morris (1741/5-73), who ran the short-lived American China Manufactory in Philadelphia between 1769 and 1772.

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Brownfield sight develops sale demand

18 September 2017

Found by a dog walker in a roadside skip, this remarkably intact Victorian majolica teapot found the ideal bidder at Brighton General Auctions (15% buyer’s premium).

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Serve up teapots and tankards in York

30 May 2017

An early rare Lowestoft teapot and cover and a pair of 19th century glass marriage tankards from York are just two of the highlights at the third annual York Antiques, Decoratives & Fine Arts Fair.

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A present from ‘Edinborough’

01 April 2017

Presumably the recipient, one Charles Salter of ‘Edinborough’, was pleased to receive to this 18th century green-glazed creamware presentation teapot in 1791.

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Coslov majolica collection comes to London

20 August 2014

Highlights from the Coslov collection of English majolica will be on show in London next month prior to their sale at Freeman’s in Philadelphia on October 7.

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Taking tea at Craven Cottage

20 April 2009

ELIZABETH Craven was no shrinking violet, even when judged by the freer moral standards of 18th century England.

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An American icon in Derbyshire

17 April 2009

THERE was high drama at the Mackworth Hotel, Derbyshire on April 15 when a creamware teapot and cover carrying a telling political message sold for £69,000.

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What a carrion – vulture and serpent majolica teapot takes £17,000

05 March 2007

The majolica market may have cooled a little since the white hot days of the 1990s but rarities still have the capacity to command imposing sums at auction.

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Would love a cup of tea

17 June 2006

Rare and significant works of art from the Old World will just occasionally surface, unrecorded, in the New.

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Seeing double

21 June 2005

YOU wait forever then two come along at once. The sentiment so often expressed about London buses could equally well apply to rare early 18th century Continental porcelain teapots.

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Wanted, mother with muscles

28 October 2004

SHALL I be mother? At first glance there’s nothing very exciting at all about this Edwardian teapot. Decorated with printed, painted and aerographed flower sprays against a graduated green and yellow ground and highlighted by burnished gilt, it is typical of the cheap and cheerful earthenwares churned out in their thousands in Staffordshire at the turn of the last century.

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Teapot is cream of crop

18 August 2004

WITH the King Street sale devoted entirely to Continental material, it was left to Christie’s South Kensington rooms to offer a home-grown element with the morning half of their sizeable 393-lot, June 24 British and Continental ceramics offering.