A small pottery teapot designed to look like a Victorian fireplace. There are tiles with floral decoration on each side of the black woodburner-type fire, saucepans on the hearth, a mantle clock and Staffordshire dog ornaments on the mantelpiece.

Made by Paul Cardew in the late 20th century, it is one of a collectable range of designs, all depicting fireplaces from the past. These teapots were made in several sizes, the larger holding up to 4 cups of tea and totally functioning, the miniature ones as purely decorative pieces.

This could be used for mid-morning or mid-afternoon tea, as a talking point.

Key theme(s):

Home & Garden

More information:

Date 1980s, 1970s, 1990s
Material(s) Ceramic
Item number MBPO46

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