A large, squared teapot from the 1940s with ceramic, kettle handle above. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is a large, 1940s, kettle tea pot in Mason's Ironstone red "Vista" pattern. It has an attractive, squared-off shape with ceramic, kettle handle above. Different sections of the "Vista" pattern decorate each side.
Vista was a classical pattern available in red, pink, blue and brown. Ironstone was the name used by Staffordshire potteries to describe their strong and long-lasting, vitreous earthenware. As other manufacturers began to produce it, so the name became more widespread.
Old china tableware like this can continue to be used and enjoyed, but it shouldn't be put in a dishwasher or left immersed in hot water. Wash by hand with warm water and washing-up liquid.
Who made it and when?
The Vista pattern was popular and produced over a long period, with a large amount exported to America. From the mark, this was made during the 1940s. It reads:
- patent ironstone china
- guaranteed permanent acid resisting colours
What condition is it in?
- In good condition
- No chips or cracks
- There's some crazing, which is particularly noticeable on the lid
What are the measurements?
- 21.5cm high to top of handle
- 20cm from spout to back of pot
- 12.5cm depth
- 1034 grams
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