Featured Triangular copper teapot/water can

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Scott Eidam, May 17, 2019 at 6:54 PM.

  1. Scott Eidam

    Scott Eidam Active Member

    Hey everyone. Found this interesting watering can. Its marked china on the bottom but its got some patina to it. Someone tried polishing it at some point. Is this just retail made in china crap? I just thought it looked cool and different. 20190517_182809_compress58.jpg 20190517_182832_compress91.jpg 20190517_183131_compress69.jpg 20190517_183026_compress53.jpg 20190517_182940_compress12.jpg
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  2. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    I have no idea, but I like it!
  3. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Ive tried to find one to compare but no luck so far. I think its Chinese,pure art deco,and fantastic ! Id gently wash it in some warm soapy water to get that polish off .
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is gorgeous, and judging from the CHINA font it is Art Deco period as well as style.
    It was made in China, and I am sure it wasn't made to be given away to passers-by, so yes, retail as well. So I don't really know what you mean. After all, it is possible to have made in China for retail without it being 'crap', as this piece proves. Just like it is possible to have quality items made for retail in the US or elsewhere in the world.

    During the Cultural Revolution in China many Chinese Art Deco items were destroyed for being too Western.
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  5. Scott Eidam

    Scott Eidam Active Member

    Normally i dont buy anything that says "made in china". Also because the house i got it from was mixed with old and new. Many "homegoods items" made in india and china.....but that little teapot just looked different so i took a chance. Glad to hear that it peaks everyone interest. I will be washing that crusty white stuff off too.
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I guess this is a case where knowing your marks helps. This is an old 'China' mark, and when the design is good.....
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  7. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Please remember that items marked CHINA are certainly not the same as MADE in China.
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  8. Scott Eidam

    Scott Eidam Active Member

    Yea, i took that in to consideration when i saw it. But im definitely going to look more carefully now.
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  9. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    China was making stunning works of art when Europe was occupied by hunter gatherers.1930s China White glass weights are very collectable, and some of their modern glass is superb. Their modern porcelain is lovely stuff.

    What I'm saying is it's wrong to categorise. Indian and Chinese made goods can be very high quality indeed, especially given their burgeoning middle class who have high disposable incomes.
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