Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Masons Friarswood Teapot

This teapot in my sister-in-laws collection is an interesting shape.  I really like the allover textured relief pattern and the fancy knob on the lid.

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I don’t know the history of this teapot, but it is probably circa l970.   

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This is Masons made in England ironstone in pattern C4856.  Because of its exceptional durability, ironstone is great for everyday use tableware.

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It says “guaranteed permanent acid resisting color” on the bottom, instead of dishwasher safe as it would today.  Household automatic dishwashers didn’t really catch on until the 1950’s, although the first practical machine was invented in 1886 by Josephine Cochrane.

I’ve seen other pieces in this pattern on eBay and it seems to be quite popular with collectors.  You can find some of the history of Mason’s Ironstone here.  

 

7 comments:

Steph said...

Oh, it is a lovely shape and perfect fall colors.

Bernideen said...

I so love the colors for fall and that is such a unique shape - a great find!

Marilyn said...

The shape is indeed fun to see. I loved looking down on the top of the teapot and seeing the design.

Angela McRae said...

Wow, this is an amazing teapot! Never seen anything like this at all!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I love the shape too!
thanks for sharing.


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Marlena said...

I love the teapot. i went to look at your teacosy - the knit one. Try soaking it in Oxyclean - I find if I leave ol stained tea things in a solution for a few days, the teastains come out. They also have a spray for old stains. It won't hurt your cos/zy if it doesn't take out the stains as well as you'd like. it also works on new tea stains. Take it from a sloppy tea pourer.

Anonymous said...

my mom inlaw just gave me a whole set including the teapot! so pretty goes geat with the stickley hutch!

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