British Teapots and Coffee Pots is a 40-page A5-sized guide from Shire Books, written by Steven Goss, an antique dealer, porcelain expert and teaware collector. It provides a useful introduction to British teapots through the ages, although coverage of coffee pots is fairly sparse in comparison, despite the book’s title.
“Teapots and coffee pots are an important part of British social history and it is calculated that more than 200 million cups of tea are drunk in Britain every day.”
The teapot may be in decline today but there can be no doubt that tea pots through the ages have very much mirrored wider fashions and trends in design and popular culture – something which is well-illustrated by this book.
British Teapots… is generously illustrated and covers the period from the early 18th century to the present day. This book includes tips for buyers to help them spot damaged and restored teapots (and coffee pots). For £5.99 it is a useful and informative guide.
Title: British Teapots and Coffee Pots
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd (1 Sep 2005)
Author: Steven Goss
Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 14.4 x 0.6 cm