Sunday, November 08, 2009
My Best Pot
This is my favourite. It's a Royal Dripless, from the Royal Canadian Art Pottery in Hamilton Ontario. Most Brown Bettys have rounder bodies, but this is still the best teapot I have. I paid the unheard-of sum of $15 for it at the Canton TX First Monday Flea Market. The seller wanted twice that, but $15 was my limit, and I would have had to walk away. Notice the lip on the spout. That's what keeps the tea from dripping when you pour. Ideally, all teapots should have this lip.
It used to have leaves and berries painted on it, but they had pretty much worn off by the time it came home with me.