Miniature teapot

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made at Prestonpans, East Lothian

Postcard of Miniature teapot.
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Miniature teapot

This earthenware miniature teapot was made at Belfield's Pottery at Prestonpans in East Lothian. It dates from the second half of the 19th century.

The teapot is covered with a translucent brown glaze. The sides of the body are moulded with panels of vertical flutes.

Belfield's Pottery was established by Charles Belfield in the mid-1830s. By the mid-19th century the pottery was employing between 20 and 40 people. The business remained a family concern and continued until the mid-20th century. Belfield's is best known for high quality earthenware, particularly its Rockingham teapots and coffee pots, maiolica ware and everyday kitchen ware.

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Online ID: 000-180-000-402-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1967.580 A
Date: c. 1890
Second half of the 19th century
Material: Earthenware
Dimensions: 24 mm H x 41 mm D
What: Teapot cover
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans
Description: Cover for teapot of buff earthenware moulded and covered with a translucent brown glaze, with panels of vertical flutes, made at Prestonpans, c. 1890
  • George Dalgleish (ed), Pots at the 'Pans: The Potteries of Prestonpans, Musselburgh and Portobello. Scottish Mining Museum, 1990 
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