A Royle's Patent Self-Pouring teapot. Manufactured by Doulton Burslem. The teapot is decorated with a floral design with white flowers and foliage on a pale blue background. The pewter lid which originally came with the teapot is missing. The spout is broken.
See full details
Puke Ariki’s example has clearly seen some hard days requiring a lot of tea drinking. It is missing its lid and has a number of cracks and chips, but its delicate patterning combined with its sturdily useful design suggests it may have been well used in its day!