I always had a thing for shiny, bright, in-your-face things! The shinnier the better! Not that everyone always agreed with me 🙂 So anyways, when I came across this shinny, vibrant gold tea pot this weekend I just HAD to get it. I mean, come on, it’s a shinny gold tea pot! If anything will make you have a cup of tea it’s going to be this pot! If you like it you can get it on my Etsy store Kill An Hour With Andaluza.
This beautiful vintage gold lustre teapot #1228 was made by Price & Kensington in England sometime in the very early 1960s probably. As one of the traditional Stoke pottery brands with heritage dating back to 1896, Price & Kensington originally began as a manufacturer of earthenware in Stoke-on-Trent, England when Price Brothers and Kensington Pottery Ltd joined forces. The companies joined together at Top Bridge Pottery in Longport, Burslem in December of 1961.
The pot is marked on the bottom with the Price & Kensington crest and imprinted into the porcelain. This particular marking is believed to have been discontinued at the end of 1963. which would put this tea pot sometime between 1961 and 1963.
The gold is really bright and vibrant! The lid is all gold-toned with steam hole.
Dimensions: 3 5/8 tall from table to rim (4 5/8 with lid) and 10 inches wide (from spout to the end of handle).
Condition: In very good vintage condition, no cracks or chips, and no fading of the gold. However, there are a couple of very small scratches on the lip. See picture below.