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Novelty Teapots: 500 Years of Art and Design Hardcover – 31 Oct 2003

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Quiller Press; First Edition, First Printing edition (31 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1870948726
  • ISBN-13: 978-1870948722
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 24.8 x 29.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,003,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The 500 years of teapot design has come full circle. The metamorphic productions from China in the fifteenth century are now the models of similar designs from the People's Republic. In between there is displayed, in the variety of teapots from all over the world, a richness of imagination, inventiveness and humor which makes Edward Bramah's beautiful and comprehensive collector's guide long overdue. A source book and a true labor of love.

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By heretic666 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 July 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Full colour on all pages makes this a fun book on teapots. For serious collectors there is no substitute for the volumes by Berthoud and the Norwich Castle collection.
Obviously starting with china and japan, then europe as in Meissen before embarking on english wares. The illustrations are largely from the Bramah collection so the same old teapots are not shown ad nauseam.
The antique examples only take up half the book before we have a large display of modern potters works. Quirky, unusual or just plain weird but seldom boring. the last quarter of the book is mainly the modern collectable type.
This is just before the term collectable became toxic. By toxic I mean teapots that are crafted to target the collector without any real merit or quality. Mostly from the Phillipines and south east asia some are not even dishwasher proof but what takes the biscuit for me is reading underneath that they should not be used with hot water. Obviously I tried one with hot water and the paint fell off.
Consider this a fun guide for the teapot enthusiast not obsessed with antiques.
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Frankly,I cannot believe my luck. I had been to several websites regarding this book by Edward Bramah,but the prices quoted,plus the postage charges were simply too prohibitive for me. But here at AMAZON I have been able to acquire this book at a price well within my budget and with an extremely reasonable postage charge.
The book itself is a fabulous reference work with the most beautiful coloured illustrations throughout the book. the quality of the paper is superb,and the condition of the book is outstanding. And yet,this was sold as a 'non-new' book !!!
This is a must for all collectors of Novelty Teapots,and I can understand why so many professional vendors of teapots cite this book over and over again. And I must add a word about the seller from whom I purchased this book (via Amazon of course). The book was superbly packed;a friendly note inside,and a complimentary bookmark. And,I ordered it late on a Friday morning,and I received it before 9:am the following morning. That is outstanding servive by any standard !!
All I can say,is go on,treat yourself,buy this book and look forward to countless hours of sheer pleasure. I got my copy from: booksonlinebrighton (via Amazon),and I will certainly be buying more books from this seller in the future...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The essential reference for teapots 23 Nov. 2012
By Eve Hill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a compendium for those who enjoy the fun and artistry of teapots along with a history of them. So many genres are included and few categories missed in the way of unusual ones.

The late Mr. Bramah was a rather irascible soul in person, but he has left a legacy that should be on the shelves of anyone who likes a cup of tea. If you ever visited his museum, he would tell you in great detail how to make that cup whether you already knew or not. Teapots were his choice of vessel and teabags were anathema.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From Traditional to Toxic 3 Nov. 2013
By heretic666 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Full colour on all pages makes this a fun book on teapots. For serious collectors there is no substitute for the volumes by Berthoud and the Norwich Castle collection.
Obviously starting with china and japan, then europe as in Meissen before embarking on english wares. The illustrations are largely from the Bramah collection so the same old teapots are not shown ad nauseam.
The antique examples only take up half the book before we have a large display of modern potters works. Quirky, unusual or just plain weird but seldom boring. the last quarter of the book is mainly the modern collectable type.
This is just before the term collectable became toxic. By toxic I mean teapots that are crafted to target the collector without any real merit or quality. Mostly from the Phillipines and south east asia some are not even dishwasher proof but what takes the biscuit for me is reading underneath that they should not be used with hot water. Obviously I tried one with hot water and the paint fell off.
Consider this a fun guide for the teapot enthusiast not obsessed with antiques.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Novelty Teapot Collecting 14 Oct. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A comprehensive, informative book. Excellent illustrations, well organized. Interesting for the non-collector and a good resource for the collector as well.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 1 Jun. 2016
By S. J. Kalia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Not really what I was hoping ti would be.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 12 Jan. 2016
By Donna C. Muse - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Informative book for antique teapots.
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