We are delighted to have recently been donated this ‘novelty’ teapot made at Nantgarw China Works in the late nineteeth century. The double spouted teapot, made from high fired red/brown earthenware, was made during the period when Percival Pardoe was running the China Works. At this time the factory was producing a range of ‘utilityware’ including pots, bottles and flowerpots as well as large numbers of clay pipes.
The teapot will form part of a exhibition of the work of the Pardoe family planned for Autumn 2018.
We are grateful to Geraldine Cummings for donating the teapot.