Thursday, June 28, 2012

Transferware Teapot

From wikipedia:

Transferware is a style of ceramics including pottery, dinnerware, and other delicate items. It uses transfer printing, a decorative technique which was developed in England in the mid-18th century, particularly around the Staffordshire region.

I fell in love with Transferware about a year ago and began collecting teacups
in different patterns.  Only one teacup per pattern.
But something was missing, a teapot.
On our road trip I started looking for a teapot, but didn't find one that wasn't
damaged, wrong color, or too spendy.
After arriving home I searched on
and found just what I was looking for.

On the bottom it says "Made in England".
The castle is Farnham Castle in 1792.
Those are the only markings, but then
I don't buy for markings.
Long ago I decided when I buy it is just because I love it.
That is my personal philosophy when I visit an antique shop
or any other shopping.  I really must just love it.


PinkPeony said...

Very pretty shaped teapot to add to your collection.

Zinnia said...

I love your teapot. I have the same philosophy to buy only what I like whether it's designe or not. I wish you a nice weekend! . Zinnia

Merisi in Vienna said...

That is one gorgeous teapot, Marilyn!

I own a few pieces of Transferware china, collected at flea markets mostly. I found the saucer in this picture series in the South of France.

Time Traveling in Costume said...

I have really been attracted to the pink or red transferware of late, and I would have definitely grabbed this teapot if I saw it. I'm going antiquing w/ friends this Sat before we head over to Paris in a Cup for tea, so now I am giving you credit for adding to that desire to buy some. Yes, I mean I'm blaming you for pushing me over the edge. :D

Anonymous said...

Your teapot is so pretty. I just love transferware. I so like your idea of one cup and saucer each in a different transferware pattern. Do you have a general colour scheme?

Farnham Castle, funnily enough, is only about 25 miles from my house. It has been on my Bucket List.

Karen's Place said...

I can see why you fell for this transferware teapot and it's soft color and unique shape. Looks like it belongs in this setting. Nice find.

Kate said...

Lovely, teapot. I am happy that you were able to add it to your collection of teacups!

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful! I love it and know you will serve many delightful cups of tea from it.

I have a blue transfer ware teapot. I like your red one better!!!

parTea lady said...

I love your new transferware teapot. I have a pink cups in the Old British Castles pattern and would also like to add a teapot.

Steph said...

Love, LOVE that settng!!! You've won my blog giveaway. Congratulations!

Joy said...

So pretty! I'm with you, buy things because you LIKE them! Enjoy the lovely teapot.

relevanttealeaf said...

It's just lovely, Marilyn! In all my collection of dishware, I don't have a single piece of transferware. I might have to remedy that! ;-)

Rosemary said...

You have a real treasure! The transferware teapot that I have is in very sad shape... a yardsale purchase made by my mother years ago.... I have it on a high shelf so you don't notice all the imperfections!

Relindis said...

That is a beautiful teapot. I love
transferware china because of the
places depicted and collect plates which I use all the time.
I even saw some for sale on a second-hand stall in a local town in Italy. Sadly I couldn't buy them.

beth said...

do you collect other transfer ware items ?
plates, platters etc ?

love the teapot !!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

It's beautiful! I can see why you love it! You will enjoy it for a long time!


Tracy said...

And very easy to see why you love this one, Marilyn! I love the red transferware best, although that rarer purple is excpetional too. And like you, I buy something because I love it...just gotta love it. ;o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Jeanie said...

This pot reminds me of my grandmother's pattern a bit -- Johnson Bros. Strawberry something. I love the colors.

And yes, I agree. I really must love it.

Angela McRae said...

I like and share your philosophy on this! Sounds like the perfect teapot for you.

Lori said...

Lovely! Very elegant. ALso love the setting in the pergola.