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Creamware veilleuse or tea-warmer consisting of a hollow cylindrical pedestal, open on top, with loop handles on each side and a teapot with a lid. The cylindrical pedestal has an opening, resembling the silhouette of a sugar bowl with a pointed finial on the cover, cut into the lower half of the front, which enables access to the interior. Panels of openwork, composed of dot and petal piercings that form a flower stalk with three buds, are present on the upper front and back of the pedestal. A plain, half-round molding surrounds the base and a plain molding, rectilinear in section, surrounds the rim. The teapot has a projecting cup-shaped lower body with a domed upper body above a flat, projecting collar at the waist, a three-lobed, trefoil form handle, a plain conical spout, and a cymbal-shaped cover with a ball finial. The teapot and pedestal handles have a wide center rib flanked by narrow ribs on each side. Pale cream body with a green glaze.






Earthenware, lead-glazed (creamware)


Overall (H x W x D): 12 7/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (32.7 cm x 26.04 cm x 14.92 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Edith Cowles Poor, 2001


B: Impressed on the base: “WEDGWOOD”.

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