Rather a teapot.
This is a special teapot.
Notice the tin handle.
It is a hand painted beauty.
At one time the handle broke off.
The owner must have cherished her teapot.
How I know this is because
a handle was re-created out of tin.
The tin bands wrap around both the top
and bottom of the teapot,
which holds the handle in place.
Now I know this is not a primitive piece,
but I wanted to show you this.
China was not cheap in the 1800's,
so adding a tin handle was a way of
extending the life of one.
The only other tin handled item I have seen
in person was at
the Greenfield Village museum.
It was a salt glazed stoneware pitcher.
Have you ever seen a tin pitcher or teapot?
I will feature this teapot once again
for my February CupboardScape.
Off to work I go.
Snowing now, changing to freezing rain.
So tired of Winter...
but so did enjoy the snow moon yesterday morn.
As the moon was setting, the sky was purplish blue.
The tips of all the trees were frost white.
It was a spectacular picture which I did not take.
Happy Hump Day my friends!
Talking Tea Blessings To All!