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Sadler Glazed Teapot & Lid - Rockingham Brown Hand Painted in Gold Gild 2 Cup Condition: Used. Good. Minor Chip on spout end, no repairs. Glazed Brown Color is Bright. Gold Gild has rubbings.
Pattern: Rockingham Brown by Sadler AKA "Brown Betty" Glazed inside and out Each piece is handcrafted, so all the teapots are unique and vary slightly. The Handle is signed "MBW" and the Lid is signed "LBG"? Made in UK from Terracotta clays Size: 4-1/4"H x 7-1/4" spout tip to handle James Sadler and Sons Ltd. was a pottery manufacturing company founded in 1882 by James Sadler in Stoke-on-Trent, England. James Sadler became a household name after crafting fine earthenware and high-quality teapots, and his company eventually became one of the top manufacturers of teapots in the UK.
The James Sadler "Rockingham Brown" or "Brown Betty" teapot is considered to be the most valuable and rare among collectors.
Why is the Brown Betty teapot so popular? The British believe that the Brown Betty teapot makes the best pot of tea in the world. For one, the red clay used has better heat retention. Secondly, the shape of the teapot allows the tea leaves to swirl around inside the teapot whenever hot water is gently added.
NOTE: Not intended for use on a stove top or in a microwave
Why is it called a Brown Betty? Well…it is brown, thanks to a Rockingham Glaze. But why “Betty”? In the 1800’s no self-respecting house in England was run without at least one servant. As “Elizabeth” was a very popular name at that time, odds were that you had a servant named Elizabeth. And Elizabeth – shortened to Betty – would have served the tea. Some believe that the special brown teapot came to be known as a “Betty” or a “Brown Betty“. But no one knows for sure.
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