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Porcelain tea service circa 1725-30 by Unknown artist.   This unique tea service includes a teapot, an angular tea caddy, an oval sugar bowl and six cups and saucers.  Note the spoon holders.

Porcelain tea service circa 1725-30 by Unknown artist. This unique tea service includes a teapot, an angular tea caddy, an oval sugar bowl and six cups and saucers. Note the spoon holders.

Trenton Teapot.  Blue shell-grained square stand with overhanging scalloped roof; teapot has white handles & spout and forms turret to the house; floral trim!

Trenton Teapot. Blue shell-grained square stand with overhanging scalloped roof; teapot has white handles & spout and forms turret to the house; floral trim!

Connie,Living a beautiful life everyday.  Is this divided inside? Not sure what the purpose is except for the whimsical quality.

Connie,Living a beautiful life everyday. Is this divided inside? Not sure what the purpose is except for the whimsical quality.

Grasslands Road Celtic Claddagh Teapot A cup of tea for me and a cup for thee

Grasslands Road Celtic Claddagh Teapot A cup of tea for me and a cup for thee

A beautiful antique porcelain Veilleuse-Theieres, or 'night-light' teapot.  Items like this one were used to hold a candle - they acted as both a nightlight and a tea warmer. The legend is that Napoleon didn't like to sleep in the dark and started using them in his tent, so they became popular. This example is in the Trenton Teapot Collection which has the world's largest collection of these interesting vessels, over 500  dating from 1750-1860.

A beautiful antique porcelain Veilleuse-Theieres, or 'night-light' teapot. Items like this one were used to hold a candle - they acted as both a nightlight and a tea warmer. The legend is that Napoleon didn't like to sleep in the dark and started using them in his tent, so they became popular. This example is in the Trenton Teapot Collection which has the world's largest collection of these interesting vessels, over 500 dating from 1750-1860.

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