Very Large (12/30cm) Rare Antique Victorian (1870s) Heavy (1kg) Original "Brown Betty" Treacle Glazed Ceramic 12 Cup Teapot. This is the very first of the original English Brown Betty teapots ever made in England. T here have been numerous copies by various manufacturers but this teapot is the absolute original world famous English Brown Betty teapot. Beautiful teapot without any damage whatsoever.
No chips, cracks nor crazing. Has only ever been used as a cabinet ornament. Please browse all 12 photographs for size, weight & condition as they are self explanatory.
A Brown Betty is a type of teapot, round and with a manganese brown treacle glaze known as Rockingham glaze. The original teapots came from a red clay that was discovered in the Stoke-on-Trent area of Britain, in 1695.
This clay resulted in a ceramic which seemed to retain heat better and so found use as the material for the teapot as early as the seventeenth century. These early pots were tall and shaped more like coffee pots.
In the nineteenth century the pots began to take on the more rounded shape of the Victorian Brown Betty. In the Victorian era, when tea was at its peak of popularity, tea brewed in the Brown Betty was considered excellent. This was attributed to the design of the pot which allowed the tea leaves more freedom to swirl around as the water was poured into the pot, releasing more flavour with less bitterness. Brown Betty Teapot is a valuable and famous part of Bri itish teapot pottery history.Nobody is certain, how the Brown Betty got its name. There are different stories yet nobody knows without a doubt. Unquestionably the "Brown color" in Brown Betty alludes to the shading made by the Special Rockingham glaze. The Euturia terracotta red clay of Staffordshire was found to be ideal for teapots in 1695. It is this clay which makes Brown Betty Teapots unique. This red clay is especially known for its heat containing property, which keeps the tea warmer for a long time. These early teapots were originally made tall and thin, but early in the 19th century, they took the familiar rounded shape which we see today. Queen Victoria loved to make tea in the Brown Betty Teapot, which is one reason the Brown Betty became so famous in the Victorian age. The item "Very Large Rare Original Antique Victorian Brown Betty Treacle Glazed Teapot" is in sale since Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Date-Lined Ceramics\c. The seller is "santoor-uk" and is located in Ladywell (Near Eccles), Greater Manchester.This item can be shipped worldwide.