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Ceramic / Porcelain Teapots
Toby Toad
Honey Bee Teapot
Chester Cat Teapot
 5 3/4"H X 2 1/4"Opening
37 oz
3/4"H x 9 1/2"W x 1 3/4" opening,
holds 48 oz.
6 1/2"H X 2 1/4"Opening.
32 oz.
Royal Rose Teapot

5 1/2"H X 9"W X 5 1/2"D
3"Opening and holds
 25oz.
Ladybug
Wings of Grace
$25.06
$39.99
$46.22
$29.98
$29.40
$41.67
Ladybugs
$30.37
It is believed that the teapot originally derived its shape from the wine ewers and ceramic kettles that came from China when tea was originally shipped to Europe in the 17th century. An alternative theory is that the original shape may have come from Islamic coffee pots.

What we can be sure of is that tea was a high price at the time and therefore was the domain of the wealthy, so teapots originally produced during the 17th century were made of a comparable material, (eg. silver) and were rare.

The world owes tea to the Chinese, but the design of the teapot to the Europeans. The first ceramic teapots were heavy with short straight replaceable spouts. These teapots broke easily, so at the beginning of the 18th century the East India Company (the main tea importers) commissioned Chinese artists to create teapots to the company's design. China's porcelain was more durable and, as porcelain can withstand sea water damage, the East India Company placed the pots in the cargo areas of the their ships with the tea being stored on top in the dry. This arrangement also gave the ships better ballast in the cargo areas making them more stable during their voyage.

Around the mid-1800's, William Cookworthy discovered a way to produce porcelain similar to the Chinese and founded a works in the town of Plymouth, UK. At first, of course, the designs of the European pots were influenced by the Chinese designs.
History of the Afternoon Tea Party

While drinking tea as a fashionable event is credited to Catharine of Braganza, the actual taking of tea in the afternoon developed into a new social event some time in the late 1830’s and early 1840’s. Jane Austen hints of afternoon tea as early as 1804 in an unfinished novel. It is said that the afternoon tea tradition was established by Anne, Duchess of Bedford. She requested that light sandwiches be brought to her in the late afternoon because she had a “sinking feeling” during that time because of the long gap between meals. She began to invite others to join her and thus became the tradition.

Various Tea Times

    Cream Tea — A simple tea consisting of scones, clotted cream, marmalade or lemon curd and tea.
    Low Tea/Afternoon Tea — An afternoon meal including sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, curd, 2-3 sweets and tea. Known as “low tea” because guests were seated in low armchairs with low side-tables on which to place their cups and saucers.
    Elevensies — Morning coffee hour in England
    Royale Tea — A social tea served with champagne at the beginning or sherry at the end of the tea.
    High Tea — High tea co notates an idea of elegancy and regal-ness when in fact is was an evening meal most often enjoyed around 6 pm as laborers and miners returned home. High tea consists of meat and potatoes as well as other foods and tea. It was not exclusively a working class meal but was adopted by all social groups. Families with servants often took high tea on Sundays in order to allow the maids and butlers time to go to church and not worry about cooking an evening meal for the family.
Cherry Blossom Tea Set 6 cups #10061
$35.00
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Rooster
Blue Peacock
Dinning Car Green
Colored Zebra
Giraffe
Cardinal
Elephant

5 1/2"H X 2" Opening
Holds 32 oz
#143677
Keeping teapot warm is an age-old problem. Thankfully, there’s an age-old solution: the tealight candle warmer. It’s an environmentally friendly, cost-effective and charming way to ensure your next cuppa is as warm as the previous. Offered here in lead-free single glazed ceramic.

6 1/2"H X 2"Opening.
 Holds 46 oz.
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$50.00
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Glazed Ceramic Tea Pot & Cups Set
Light Blue
Dark Blue
Light Green
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$19.50
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Dragon Green
#13106
Magnolia
#13259
Mrs Lorelei
#1592
$62.50
$62.50
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Gabby Glee
#13469
Pug
#14343
Green Dinosaur
#14118
$62.50
$62.50
Bunny
#1592
$62.50
#14724
$62.50
Giraffe
#17370
$62.50
Lighthouse
#1592
$62.50
Blue Delphinium
#1592
$62.50
#075577
#654677
#664377
#106577
#654677
#108177
6 3/4"H includes antenna x 1 1/2" opening,
Holds 19 oz.
#116303
#116304
#116307
#13473
#116305
#139067
#14759
#15097
#15441
#842053
 Black with Red Blossoms 5 piece set POR090
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