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.
I am giving several options to buy these items: the pot and tea set separately, or together at a reduced price.
But then there is more... a very charming little butter dish with cover from about 1765 by either Bow or Derby (opinions on this differ, it could be either... but more on that at some later time); a small Staffordshire platter for fruit or bread; a tiny super charming Spode sauce tureen in the background, which is not in my shop yet, and the six Albany silver spoons (please let me know of you are interested, they might not be up in the shop yet!).
Blue and white transferware
Blue and white transferware is perhaps the most timeless tableware; the fresh colours cheer up even the dreariest day and the quality of the images on these antique items is often quite stunning. It was Spode's invention of the transfer press that suddenly revolutionised production of these items, and create a huge export market for Britain.
The spring has inspired me to upload many new items to my shop; you can find them here. You can find all my blue and white items in my shop on the "blue and white" page. And if you always want to know about the latest additions, follow me on Instagram... I post pictures and a story every single day.
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Happy weekend, and try go blue and white! 💙💙💙
This week's new treasures:
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