This elegant Blue Italian teapot from Spode is the perfect centrepiece for a stylish afternoon tea setting. The piece is also a wonderful gift for those who love to entertain. The teapot features a finely detailed 18th century Imari Oriental border encompassing a stunning scene inspired by the Italian countryside. Crafted for modern day living, this piece is dishwasher, microwave, freezer and oven safe.
Measuring 5.5" wide and 10" from handle to spout, this Blue Italian 8-cup teapot stands 6" high and is the perfect complement to the matching teacup, creamer, and milk jug. Based upon a late 17th Century drawing, the central design depicting classic Italian ruins in a pastoral setting decorates the rounded bowl. An 18th Century Chinese-inspired floral motif adorns the handle of this rectangular vessel as well as the lid and small finial.
Continuously produced in England since 1816, the Blue Italian pattern from Spode will easily find a home on a casual or more formal table. Utilizing an underglaze printing process created by Josiah Spode and still employed today, varying shades of blue and white make up the lovely design, adding a 3-dimensional depth to each piece.