Also Called :

Pear Shape Teapots

Rarity :

Very Rare

Age :

Mid to Late 19th Century

Price Range :


Dimensions :

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5″ diameter x 8 1/2″ high;  Top: 3 1/4″ diameter

4 1/4″ diameter x 7 3/4″ high;  Top: 3 1/8″ diameter

Weight :

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Total Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz.;  Top:  4 oz.;  Base: 1 lb. 6 oz.

Total Weight:  1 lb. 8 oz.;  Top:  4 oz.;  Base: 1 lb. 4 oz.

Provenance :

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Celeste Koster, NY-1967

Litchfield Auction Gallery, CT-1989

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 useage such as “Censor”, “Dome-Top”, “Lighthouse” will be used as well as physical descriptions such as “Drum Shape”, “Pear Shape” and “Conical Shape”. In buying any teapot make sure the top fits well.

These two large pear shaped teapots have curved spouts, large loop handles and ball knobs. They are graceful and attractive. They have relatively small round bottom rims and glazed bottoms. The tops sit on the rims rather than seated in an inset rim, and they overhang the base rims. Because of the plain loop handles and ball knobs, we date them from the middle of the 19th century to the late 19th Century.

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