Teapots


TEAPOTS-BALL SHAPE (Short)

Description:  Canton Tea, Coffee and Chocolate Pots make up a confusing world in defining the many, many variations to be found. Therefore, we have listed all of them under "Teapots". Designations that have come into common useage such as "Censor", "Dome-Top", "Lighthouse" will be used as well as physical descriptions such as "Drum Shape", "Pear Shape" and "Conical Shape". In buying any teapot make sure the top fits well.

TEAPOTS-BALL SHAPE (Tall)

Description:  Canton Tea, Coffee and Chocolate Pots make up a confusing world in defining the many, many variations to be found. Therefore, we have listed all of them under "Teapots". Designations that have come into common useage such as "Censor", "Dome-Top", "Lighthouse" will be used as well as physical descriptions such as "Drum Shape", "Pear Shape" and "Conical Shape". In buying any teapot make sure the top fits well.

TEAPOTS-CENSOR

Description: A somewhat strange looking teapot is the Censor. They have strongly curved spouts, long handles and pyramid stepped knobs. The top has an air hole under the knob and a triangle border. The rain cloud border appears on the top of the base. This is one of the few Canton forms that has a figure on the bridge. They are also shown in the Mixed Forms Gallery.

TEAPOTS-CONICAL (Square Handle, Curved Spout)

Description:   Canton Tea, Coffee and Chocolate Pots make up a confusing world in defining the many, many variations to be found. Therefore, we have listed all of them under "Teapots". Designations that have come into common useage such as "Censor", "Dome-Top", "Lighthouse" will be used as well as physical descriptions such as "Drum Shape", "Pear Shape" and "Conical Shape". In buying any teapot make sure the top fits well.

TEAPOTS-DOME TOP (Squat)

Description:  There are 2 varieties of Dome-Top Teapots, squat ones and tall ones. Pictured here are 2 squat ones. Squat teapots are shorter and have larger diameters than the tall ones. Also, they have wider tops and do not have the handle tangs that the tall ones have. They have shorter pedestal bases and a wide almost flat strip or rib around their middle rather than tapered sides.

TEAPOTS-DOME TOP (Tall)

Description:   There are 2 varieties of Dome-Top Teapots, squat ones and tall ones. Pictured here are tall ones. Squat teapots are shorter and have larger diameters than the tall ones. Also, they have wider tops and do not have the handle tangs that the tall ones have. They have shorter pedestal bases and a wide almost flat strip or rib around their middle rather than tapered sides. Another difference: the squats inside have spout holes that are flush to the surface whereas the tall teapots have a bubble inside attached to the surface and the holes are in this bubble (see next to last picture for bubbles). Squat examples seem to be rarer than the tall variety.

TEAPOTS-DRUM SHAPE (Twisted Handle, Curved Spout)

Description:  Canton Tea, Coffee and Chocolate Pots make up a confusing world in defining the many, many variations to be found. Therefore, we have listed all of them under "Teapots". Designations that have come into common useage such as "Censor", "Dome-Top", "Lighthouse" will be used as well as physical descriptions such as "Drum Shape" and "Pear Shape". In buying any teapot make sure the top fits well.

TEAPOTS-DRUM SHAPE (Twisted Handle, Straight Spout)

Description:   Canton Tea, Coffee and Chocolate Pots make up a confusing world in defining the many, many variations to be found. Therefore, we have listed all of them under "Teapots".  Designations that have come into common useage such as "Censor", "Dome-Top", "Lighthouse" will be used as well as physical descriptions such as "Drum Shape" and "Pear Shape". In buying any teapot make sure the top fits well.

TEAPOTS-DRUM SHAPE (Wire Handle, Curved Spout)

Description:  Canton Tea, Coffee and Chocolate Pots make up a confusing world in defining the many, many variations to be found. Therefore, we have listed all of them under "Teapots".  Designations that have come into common useage such as "Censor", "Dome-Top", "Lighthouse" will be used as well as physical descriptions such as "Drum Shape" and "Pear Shape". In buying any teapot make sure the top fits well.

TEAPOTS-FLAGS-BALL SHAPE (Curved Spout, Loop Handle, Late)

Description: Canton Tea, Coffee and Chocolate Pots make up a confusing world in defining the many, many variations to be found. Therefore, we have listed all of them under "Teapots". Designations that have come into common useage such as "Censor", "Dome-Top", "Lighthouse" will be used as well as physical descriptions such as "Drum Shape", "Pear Shape" and "Conical Shape". In buying any teapot make sure the top fits well.