This gorgeous, vintage, Brown Betty teapot was produced around the time of WWII by Sadler Pottery in England. It is marked on the base Sadler Made in England. This mark was introduced in 1937 just prior to the outbreak of the war.
The teapot is made of a dark brown pottery known as a Brown Betty teapot which makes the best British cuppa. It is decorated with a a black glaze decorated with pink, white and blue enameled flowers. Perhaps they were intended to be a patriotic Red White and Blue theme. The spout and handle, rim and knob of the teapot are all accented with gold.
This piece measures 5 1/4" in diameter, not including the spout and handle, and 4 1/2" in height. I believe this would hold 2 - 3 cups of tea with our modern mug sizes, however it was probably originally intended as a 4 Cup Teapot.
In excellent condition it has no chips, nicks or cracks at all. There is one small manufacturing flaw in the glaze on the inner rim of the lid, and some extremely light wear to some areas of the gold and enamel. All in all this is a very fine teapot to add to your home or collection.
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