The History Of The Teapot


Although tea originated in China, the teapot as we know it (you know…the one with that characteristic spout that gave rise to “I’m a little teapot, short and stout”) was developed in Europe during the mid 1600’s. At the time, Europe lacked the porcelain technology to produce a quality teapot, so the British East India Company commissioned teapots based on European designs from manufacturers in China.

I found this great piece on teapot history. Fascinating stuff.


One Response to “The History Of The Teapot”

  1. 1 Emily O'K

    Hey Thanks For This, I Needed It For Help With My Art Homework! And It Really Helped!

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