A really fun teapot in the form of a little old lady in a voluminous green dress, cape and equipped with an umbrella. She wears her hair in a bun with a floral bonnet and a big bow under her chin.The interior is clean with a tea leaf strainer at the intake to the spout. To the underside is "LITTLE OLD LADY REG. No. 827655 MADE IN ENGLAND" The registration number indicates the year 1938 in the British Registry.. Dimensions: Height 8 ½"; Handle to spout 7 ½"; Diameter base 6". In very good vintage condition. No chips or cracks. Slight loss to hand painted bow. The florals to the bonnet, also hand painted, show tiny losses. Crazing to the teapot is almost invisible to the naked eye, and is exaggerated in the photos. ABOUT US We've been involved with antiques for many years. Please add us to your "Favorite Sellers" list if you like any item we have offered. We are likely to be offering a similar item within a few months at most. We sell what we like. Please ask any questions that you have before bidding. We frequently do antique shows on weekends, so would appreciate it if you'd ask questions Monday to Friday. We'll do our best to answer weekend questions too. Shipping, Handling and Insurance We take the utmost care in packing our customers' purchases. We ship worldwide. We invoice on Sundays and Mondays. Items are shipped at least weekly (and sometimes twice), generally on Wednesdays - we request you make payment for your purchases by Tuesday evening so we can ship to you in a timely manner, instead of making you wait for an additional week. Shipping and handling are at cost and will be quoted in advance to our customers on request. We ship Canada Post, as well as other shippers on request. WE WILL HAPPILY COMBINE SHIPPING ON ITEMS PURCHASED WITHIN A WEEK OF ONE ANOTHER. Just let us know your intentions. Shipping times for surface are as follows: US/Canada 1-2 weeks; UK 4-6 weeks; Europe/Australia 6-12 weeks. We can assure you that air transit is far superior to surface, and the cost is generally only slightly higher. Sometimes shipments from Canada can take a bit of time, but we can assure they are worth the wait! Shipping costs from our part of the world can be higher than domestic costs in the US, and particularly within Canada. Please don't be shy about asking for a quote before you bid. We will insure your purchases in transit on request at $1.50 per $100 value ($100 value minimum). We will self-insure up to $20.00 value maximum. Payment Payment is expected within 7 days of auction closing. We prefer PayPal, but will accept money orders. Personal cheques are a problem for everyone, as they can take weeks to clear, and your shipment will be accordingly delayed. Any questions we haven't answered? Ask us!! Thanks for looking and thanks for your consideration - Tricia-Marne
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