This is a marvelous little round tea pot! It is antique enamelware made in France in the early 1900's. The famous pattern is known by several names, including "Carnations of India".
It is signed on the bottom by the maker (whom I have not found in my reference materials) and includes its volume of 0.7 liters, which both add to its value and collectability. The rivets on the handle are clearly visible confirming its age in the late 19th/early 20th century before soldering was in use. Of particular note is the hinged lid, an early feature of enamelware tea pots.
I love everything about this darling little tea pot! It is very delicate and elegant. This cheerful little pot is a collectors' “must have” and would be a lovely addition any kitchen, bath, bedroom, dining room...filled flowers or just as it is!!
Dimensions: 5 in. tall x 8 in.wide (spout to handle); 3.25 in. diameter at bottom.
This darling teapot is in good condition with very little rust; the hinge is intact; it is entirely water-tight without piercing or holes in the body. There are chips on each side testifying to the advanced age of this piece. The price has been adjusted accordingly.
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About French Enameled Ware: "Every piece, for those who can see it, has a fascinating little detail. It can be the shape or the decoration, the color of a flower, a butterfly, a bird trying to catch a bee, a landscape in winter, a sunrise, or simply the elegant curve of a handle or spout that makes it so unique. This unlimited variety of style and design makes French enameled ware so incredibly alive and charming that even people who have not seen it before have to stop and admire it. ... What makes it so special and attractive is the use of colors and wonderful designs, so close to nature or so abstract (depending on the period), but always striving for esthetic and artistic perfection." From French Enameled Ware for the Collector.
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