Harper Cold Tea - I.H. Harper Distillery - 1910 Teapot

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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 06, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
is a very rare 1905 - 1910 era side logo 4 ½" tall by 8 3/8" wide (from end of spout to end of handle) silver plate "Harper Cold Tea" lidded teapot / pitcher / jug. I believe this teapot is from the I.W. Harper Company that was a famous whiskey / rye distillery that was located in the downtown area Louisville Kentucky. I.W. Harper also distilled the famous Early Times whiskey. The actual I.W. Harper distillery is now gone and the Bernheim / Heaven's Hill Distillery's new stills are now located were they once used to be. I.W. Harper was famous for their Old I.W. Harper Bourbon, Whiskey, and other spirits. This type of hotel grade silver plate teapots that were marked for Distilleries advertising their Whiskey / Rye, etc., are considered very rare and very hard to find. This is the first such silver pitcher / teapot I have ever seen from this distillery advertising a "Cold Tea". The tea pot is very ornate, has an ornamental top and footed base that look great. It has a highly detailed factory engraved wording on the side that reads "Harper Cold Tea." The teapot was made by the Taunton Silver Co. and is the Quadruple Plate (early silver soldered - nickel silver). This teapot would have been most likely used at a hotel, restaurant, saloon, or tavern that served Harper Cold Tea for serving cold tea, beverages, etc., at the bar / taven, lunch counter, or for use with establishment's china for table settings. This is not a souvenir; rather, this is the heavyweight type Railroad, Hotel, and Steamship silverplate. The teapot is in excellent condition with only light usage and a few very minor usage scratches and dings. The inside is in wonderful condition and would be very well suited for actual functional usage. Over the years, it appears that an owner of the teapot incribed thier name "Anna" on the bottom underside of it (which it kinda gives it even more character). An excellent addition to your Whiskey, Pre-Prohibition, Harper, Hotel, Silver Plate, Distillery, or Rye Collection. As a geographical note, As a geographical note, Louisville is located near New Albany, Jeffersonville, Floyds Knobs, Georgetown, Sellersburg, Clarksville, and Corydon Indiana, and Shively, Pleasure Ridge Park, Okolona, Fern Creek, Pewee Valley, and Brownsboro Kentucky. Grandview Heights, Whitehall, Reynoldsburg, Brice, Edgewater Park, Obetz, Hamilton Meadows, Shadevilla, Grove City, Lincoln Village, Hilliard, Dublin, Minerva Park, Gould Park, and Huber Ridge. The digital images do not show the original silver item that well. The actual item looks much better than what the digital images shows it as. Buyer to prepay item along with $8.95 which includes shipping, packing, and handling in the United States. Insurance is required and is the responsibility of the buyer. In the rare event of an insurance claim, I will forward receipts to you and you will need to go to your local post office to file the claim, instead of you sending the package back to me (unless otherwise advised). Please allow Ten (10) days for all checks to clear. PAYPAL IS ACCEPTED! Payment must be received within Ten (10) days from the end of the auction. Three (3) day return policy with buyer paying return insured shipping (no shipping cost can be refunded) with a 15% service fee to cover listing expenses. I cannot be responsible for emails that are sent but blocked by servers with spam filters. If you cannot contact or do not hear from me, please contact me through eBay. Please also see the many other pieces of heavyweight type silver items I am offering that that may be of interest to you. Thanks!