Tea For Two, Vintage Modernist Tea Set Hand Made Artisan Stoneware
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This sculptural, avant garde stoneware teapot and pair of matching cups displays as eye-catching art when not in use. Wheel thrown of pure white clay with a beautiful glossy glaze in mottled and striated shades of mint green, this tea set stands out in any setting. The teapot has a high, wide arched handle and a large, open spout with a teardrop shaped mouth. Its domed lid has a knop that swoops up and is easily grasped to lift it off the pot. The two cups have arched handles that are pulled from the round bodies rather than attached separately. They're perfect for a shot of espresso as well as your favorite tea. Made by a very talented potter, they are unmarked and unsigned.
The pot measures 6 inches tall, 4 inches wide across the belly (not including the spout), weighs 2 3/4 pounds with the lid on and holds 8 ounces (the contents of both the cups). Each cup is 1 3/4 inches tall, 2 1/2 inches wide across the top, weighs 7 ounces and holds 4 ounces of liquid. The set is in perfect condition save for a tiny nick in the inner unglazed rim of the teapot (shown in the next to last photo). It's a simply elegant, contemporary tea set.