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.