Monday, March 07, 2011

History of a Teapot

Teapots are a palette for artistic expression.  General thought is that English teapots are adorned with flowers and frills.  But here is an example of an English teapot that is about as far away from flowers as you can get!  For those who enjoy English history, this teapot is not only handsome, but creates a great conversation starter and a foray into the famous Battle of Waterloo 1815.  Tari gave me this creative gift, and although I have not yet made tea in this pot, I have really enjoyed learning about the Battle of Waterloo.  If you are interested, you can read about it here.  Next on the agenda is to determine exactly what type of tea would best be served in a Waterloo teapot! 

~ Sadler ~ Staffordshire England ~ The Battle of Waterloo 1815 ~ The Duke of Wellington & Soldiers of the Battle of Waterloo ~ Sergeant of the Coldstream Guards, Private of the Black Watch Regiment, Captain of the 3rd Foot Guards, Sergeant of the 1st Food Guards ~


  1. Very handsome tea pot that might appeal to gentlemen enjoying a cup of tea. I read the article and know precious little beyond the British won the day. I need maps, and little plastic troops or something to show me where everyone was and how it all went down. ;> No, let us instead focus on tea and scones and yummy savories.

  2. WOWSERS, La Tea Dah. I must say I've NEVER in my life seen any teapot like that! It's a winner. Susan

  3. That is beautiful! I love a good cup of tea and when the tea comes in a pot like that the conversation will be great too.

  4. Anonymous7:10 PM

    I have a nice little collection of teapots. Just love how unique they can be. This one is quite the beauty!

  5. I was in a tearoom a few months ago that used this similar teapot. Fascinating.


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