Knowles Yorktown Penthouse Teapot, Ribbed Sundial Shape with Floral Decal

Depression Era US Pottery - Country Cottage Charm!

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Available Until Saturday, December 9, 2017 4:35:00 PM
Available Since Friday, August 11, 2017 4:35:00 PM
Listed By   Wild Crockophile
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Oh, isn't she sweet.  This teapot was made by the Edwin Knowles China Company.  The shape is Yorktown, and the floral pattern is somewhat incongruously called "Penthouse".  Guess it meant something different back then?  It measures about 9" long and around 5" high.  Bottom has a dry ring foot, within which is a Knowles backstamp indicating the year of production as 1937.  

CONDITION:  Weeeeelll... not exactly perfect, but still very displayable!   Most notable are multiple spots of discoloration on the lid. When the glaze crazes or crackles, it allows air and liquids access to the clay underneath, hence the staining.  This issue is going on around the rim of the body as well, please see photos.  There is also a spider crack on the inside near the spout, but oddly enough it does not show on the outside. Despite these issues, I'm not seeing any chips or other cracks.  The decal is pretty nice, with only minimal scuffing and/or scratching, and the red trim is also mostly intact with little wear.  Spout is great!!  Perhaps the spots on the lid could be "spot treated" with something, but I would NOT advise any kind of soak for this pot... it could cause serious damage to the red trim (woeful voice of experience here... ).

Oh.  I am not quite impressed with my photog skills on this charming little teapot.  Was a bit late and the light wasn't the best.  May try again soon.  If you're interested, and agree improvement is needed, and this message is still here... please feel free to give me a verbal kick in the butt, and I'll get on it ASAP.  :)

SHIPPING - Please note my quote is the 4# rate from East Coast to West Coast, worst case.  If you live closer, or I overestimated packed weight, you could receive a shipping refund via PayPal.  Feel free to convo me with your zip... I'd be more than happy to tweak shipping to your location and mark this item reserved for you!   Take a look at my shipping policies for additional details...

**PLEASE contact me if you'd like additional pics, only allowed six here. I totally understand that when you can't pick something up to examine it closely, you want to see as much as you can, as clearly as possible.

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  • USPS Priority Mail - United States:  $17.95 USD
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