In the late 18th century a process of coating metal with porcelain was developed in Germany. The operation required very high heat in order to fuse the porcelain to the metal. This technique became very popular for the creation of cookware in Europe and it eventually made its way to the US in the mid-19th century. Kitchenware made with this process became known as graniteware. Graniteware and a variation known as enamelware remained kitchen staples from their introduction until the 1960’s when aluminum and stainless steel became popular.
Yellow Garage dealer The Crowing Rooster is featuring a truly beautiful graniteware coffee pot. The decoration on this coffee pot make it both rare and visually stunning. The unusual dark teal green base color is highlighted by brilliant white marbling. This decorating technique creates lovely random eye-catching patterns and contributes to an outstanding overall visual impression. As with most graniteware pieces, this coffee pot is unmarked so it is difficult to accurately determine its age. However, we believe it is relatively early as it has several clues which point to it being an older piece of graniteware. First is the heavy weight of the pot resulting from the use of a heavier metal form. Next, the handle is soldered on to the body which is an older joining technique. Finally, the outstanding build quality and design characteristics of the piece resembles the old world craftsmanship traced back to the early days of graniteware production. The pot is in very good condition with age and use appropriate wear as evidenced by the pictures. It measures 10 1\2” tall to the top of the finial and has a 6 3\4” base diameter. The unique combination of brilliant coloring and striking decoration, superior fabrication and overall visual presentation makes this unusual coffee pot one of the finest examples of high quality graniteware we have ever seen.
Unusual Dark Teal Green and White Marbled Graniteware Coffee Pot