Also Called :

Drum Shape Teapots, Cylindrical Teapots

Rarity :


Age :

Early to Mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$300.-$600. (Depending on size)

Dimensions :

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4 3/4″ diameter x 6″ high

4 1/4″ diameter x 4 3/4″ high

Weight :

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Total Weight:  1 lb. 15 oz.;  Top: 1 oz.;  Base: 1 lb. 14 oz.

Total Weight:  1 lb. 8 oz.;  Top: 1 oz.;  Base: 1 lb. 7 oz

Provenance :

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Northeast Auctions, NH-2002

Sotheby’s, NYC-1965

Availability :


Description:   Canton Tea, Coffee and Chocolate Pots make up a confusing world in defining the many, many variations to be found. Therefore, we have listed all of them under “Teapots”.  Designations that have come into common usage such as “Censor”, “Dome-Top”, “Lighthouse” will be used as well as physical descriptions such as “Drum Shape” and “Pear Shape”. In buying any teapot make sure the top fits well.

Drum shaped teapots come in two different styles: curved spouts and straight spouts. We are discussing the straight spout ones here. Here we have two drum/cylindrical shaped teapots with early twisted handles, berry knobs and straight spouts. These early ones are very desirable as they were consistently finely decorated and the knobs and handles are more carefully formed unlike some of the later pots with curved spouts. The round tops fit into an inset rim. The bases have rims and are glazed. The straight spout teapots all have 2 separate Canton scenes.

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