Featured What decade is this tea set from?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Gatoblanconz, Nov 11, 2023.

  1. Gatoblanconz

    Gatoblanconz Well-Known Member

    Hi I'm interested to know when this set was made
    Unfortunately missing the lids
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  2. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    Fab set!
    I believe these are 1940s, give or take a decade.
    I also don't think that the sugar bowl or creamer ever had lids. And the lid to the teapot is built into the insulator cover.
    What it may be missing is a tealeaf strainer that would have sat inside the teapot, if needed. And I've seen some sets with trays and coffee pots, too, like this:

    Last edited: Nov 11, 2023
  3. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

  4. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    I stand corrected, it does seem that the sugar/creamer had lids!
  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Fifties. We weren’t really making these during and after the war. My grandmother had that set.
  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    The earliest reference I can find on the internet is in a 1949 issue of Far East Trade and Engineering.


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  7. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    I tried using a patent number search of 523,942 from a similar Everhot teapot, since I can't read yours, and came up with this patent application information from 1939 published 1940. It seems to be for the metal cover. I don't know exactly if that helps and if not the right one at least it's an easy page to access for searching.


    Improvements in, and connected with, thermally-insulated vessels, dishes and the like
    523,942. Teapots &c. ONIONS, B. B., and WESTWOOD, C. W. Feb. 1, 1939, No. 3339. [Class 66] A teapot a is enclosed by two hemispherical jacket members d, d' of metal, with felt linings e, e<SP>1</SP>, and having suitable openings for handle and spout. The two members are hinged together, and the upper carries the lid j so that the lid must be in place when the jacket surrounds the pot. The lid is secured by a screw k and nut l, which are axially bored to equalize pressure and ensure steady pouring.

    Used the number from this listing:
  8. Gatoblanconz

    Gatoblanconz Well-Known Member

    Nice tray
  9. Gatoblanconz

    Gatoblanconz Well-Known Member

    I've seen a photo of them with lids just like this for sale or sold on the internet.

    Seems to be many for sale with out the lids so maybe the plastic knob on top shattered easily when knocked so they threw away the lid
  10. Gatoblanconz

    Gatoblanconz Well-Known Member

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