An Edwardian period Wedgwood S.Y.P. teapot complete with original lid, in the Peony pattern, and dating to c.1906.
The brainchild of the 12th Earl of Dundonald, the SYP has a domed top covering half of the teapot - the other half covered by a lid which is constructed so that it cannot fall off when the pot is tilted forward. Inside, in the upper part of the teapot, there is a pierced tray fixed across the pot, forming an infuser compartment to hold the tea.
The design allows the tea to brew in the infuser compartment as the pot lays on its back, tilts halfway up to drain the hot water from the infuser compartment, and then sits upright, ready to pour - see third photo.
Maker : Wedgwood (at their Etruria Works in Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England)
Pattern : Peony
Backstamp : Printed : 'Peony / Trade Mark / Wedgwood', Impressed : 'Patent / S.Y.P. / Wedgwood' & 3VJ (date code 1906).
Inside lid printed mark : 'Trade Mark / Patent S.Y.P. Teapot / 6 Strand on the Green, Chiswick, London'.
Date : c.1906
Dimensions : Approx 7 1/2" / 19cm tall, to top of handle.
Condition : Very Good & bright. Only points are very small chip to corner of lid (does not affect function or detract from appearance) and a fleabite to the interior spout rim - email for more details.
UK - £6.80
Europe - £11.00
US/Can/Row - £21.00
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