The delicious shade of pastel sky blue on this Hall China "Victorian Series" teapot in the Murphy shape is sure to make this a favorite in your collection! The solid color ribbed teapot has a molded wide band around the middle and the cover has a finial with a design of a lemon slice, probably the reason for the occasional nickname "Peel."
Made by the Hall China Company in the 1940s, the Victorian Series line was discontinued around the end of that decade. This teapot measures 5-1/2 inches tall with the finial on the lid and 4-1/4 inches without the cover. It is 9-1/2 inches long across the handle and spout and 6-1/2 inches in diameter.
The back stamp is a blue underglaze circle with the word "Hall" enclosed and "Made in U.S.A." below.
This teapot has seen many tea parties, evidenced by the stains inside. I was able to clean these a bit with a good soaking, so it may be possible to eliminate the stains with a good scrubbing. The cover, also stained, has a place (where it fits inside the pot) where the glaze has chipped off. The price reflects these flaws. There is no other damage.
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