1874 Mintons Majolica Teapot
Well, this little teapot I remember from being a child in my grandma's house up on the bookcase.
When you first arrived here today, I understand that they sent you to the Asian table because it looks like it's Asian.
Actually, it's not. It's made in England.
To find out who made it, we're going to take off the lid, and we look on the bottom here, and it says "Mintons." So it's made by the Mintons Pottery Company. And it also has a special symbol here, which is a little arrow. We can look that up on a chart and find that this piece was made in 1874.
Oh, wow. Okay.
This type of pottery is called majolica. And among majolica collectors, teapots that are figural, in the shape of something, are very desirable. These days the market value for this, a retail value, would probably be somewhere between $800 and $1,200.
Oh, very good, very good. Thank you! I love to hear the history, thanks.
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