The best coffee pot, ever


Today we are going blue and white! And we have the best coffee pot, ever. A while ago I showed a Miles Mason tea service in the famous blue on white "Pagoda" pattern, and it was snapped up right away. But I have more...


Today I am presenting a similar set of 6 trios by Miles Mason, also in the Pagoda pattern from about 1810, and I've combined it with what I think is the most wonderful coffee pot I've ever held in my hands. It was made by Rathbone in about 1815 and is in perfectly usable condition. Made of pearlware, it has a wonderfully light feel in spite of its huge size, and Rathbone had its own very interesting take on the Pagoda pattern. While the pattern is largely Chinese, he mixed in a very European-looking castle, and a lady and gentleman seated in front of the castle, presumably courting each other. The gentleman has some sheep- he must be a shepherd. These Rathbone pots are rare, and I was thrilled to find one in such good condition.