Tag Archives: Tea Pot

Botanic Garden Drumshaped Tea Pots

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When the Botanic Garden range was launched in 1972  it had drumshaped tea pots:

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The first tea pots had the Spanish Gum Cistus on one side:

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and the Trailing Bindweed on the other:

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Later other motifs appeared on the tea pots as well:

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There were two sizes in the tea pots, a 7 inch pot containing 2.25 pints and a smaller 6 inch pot containing 1.5 pints.

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The smaller pots also had the Spanish Gum Cistus on one side, but the Daisy on the other:

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Other motifs on the Tea Pots were the Citron:

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The Barbados Aloe:

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The Trailing Bindweed:

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The Meadow Saffron:

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Since we only use the pots for tea, we call them Tea Pots, but they could be used as Coffee Pots as well. For a long time they were the only Botanic Garden Coffee Pots:

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Here are the Rhododendron, the Barbados Cotton Flower, the Ivy Leafed Cyclamen and the Snow-drop and Crocus, all the larger size.

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The Trailing Bindweed had a change in butterflies, not only on the plates but also on the tea pots:

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I have one teapot with the Garden Lilac on both sides, and a differently shaped lid:

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Here are my small tea pots seen from one side:

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and from the other side:

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There is one tea pot I would really like to add to my collection, the one with the Spring Gentian, but so far I have not managed to get one.

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Birds of Britain Teasets

The Birds of Britain range was launched in 1977. The illustrations are from The Natural History of Britain by Edward Donovan, 1794.This is the small teapot with six cups:

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On the tea pot is the Bullfinch, the cups have the Redpoll, the Goldfinch, the Blue Tit, the Redstart, the Robin and the Willow Warbler.  Here is the same set seen from the other side:

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On the tea pot the Nightingale, on the cups the Linnet, the Greenfinch, the Bearded Tit, the Sedge Warbler, the Great Tit and the Marsh Tit. The larger cups have the same birds:

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The bird on the tea pot is the Hoopoo. The Roller is on the other side ot the teapot:

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A sugar and cream set completes the teasets. You can see the Tree Creeper, the Willow Warbler and the Goldcrest on the sugarbowls. The jug has the Bearded Tit and the Blue Tit.

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There is a set of very small mocha cups:

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Birds of Britain also has a beautiful jug and bowl set, with the Harlequin Duck:

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Pomona Teasets

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There are many different tea and coffee pots in the Pomona range. Most Pomona is in the round, romantic shape, but there are drumshapes as well.

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The Pomona motifs look well on the straight cups:

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Pomona usually has the Romantic shape, as can be seen here, these are really small cups:

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The cups come in various sizes:

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These are medium sized cups:

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And here are some big ones:

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and a few sugar bowls

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The tall cups go well with the tall coffee pot:

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Here is a large jug with 4 inch mugs:

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The small coffee pot was made for the Collectors Club:

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