Monday, March 23, 2009

Not A Teapot

This is a beautiful RS Prussia chocolate pot and cups set given to me by Aunt Ida. She loved this set and enjoyed seeing it in my dining room displayed on my mother's handcrafted cherry Welsh Hutch.

This is NOT a teapot!! I am amazed at the number of Chocolate pots I see in antique shops labeled as teapots! You would think if an antique dealer knows how to price the product he or she should know this pot is not "short and stout with and handle and spout." Thus far, I have refrained from making the correction to the clerk/dealer, but I admit, I am quick to clarify the difference with my shopping companions.

This is one of my "tea pet peeves" sort of like "afternoon tea" is NOT "high tea! " I'll discuss that sore subject another time!

11 comments:

Rosemary said...

Beautiful set! Don't you just love the tall slender look of a chocolate pot? I have a chocolate pot my mother found at a yard sale, but not the cups alas.
Nancy

parTea lady said...

That is a very pretty set. I'll have to be on the lookout for a chocolate pot; something I don't have in my collection.

W. Latane Barton said...

That chocolate pot and cups and saucers are so beautiful. Thanks to Aunt Ida you now have it to enjoy.

bennie and patsy said...

Chocolate pots were so unique. They must have been made for the very rich in the old days.
patsy

Marilyn Miller said...

What a beautiful chocolate pot and cups.

Paula said...

I learned something new today!!! I've never seen, nor heard of, a chocolate pot!
I'm very interested in finding out the difference between afternoon and high teas. I had no idea!

Steph said...

It's lovely!

Beverly said...

I am with you on the tea pet peeves. Especially the "high tea" issue.

Angela McRae said...

Totally agree with you Linda! How can they know the $$$ to put on these wares and not know what they really are! Your chocolate set is quite beautiful ... and although I know teapots are supposed to be round and short for a reason, have you ever tried making tea in the chocolate pot? I'm curious how quickly the tea would cool. Might be worth an experiment sometime!

Winifred said...

That ois so elegant. Beautiful shapes and colours.

Sheri said...

LOL. I hear you! I often see chocolate pots listed as "teapots". What a beautiful set!

Hope you're having a great week!
Hugs,
Sheri

 

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