Christie’s will offer two iconic pieces from the Duchess of Windsor’s famous collection later this year.
Antique James Sadler Teapots are ceramic teapots produced by the English manufacturer James Sadler and Sons Ltd.
Brief history and description
James Sadler and Sons Ltd. was a pottery manufacturing company founded in 1882 by James Sadler in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
James Sadler became a household name after crafting fine earthenware and high-quality teapots, and his company eventually became one of the top manufacturers of teapots in the UK.
As time went on James Sadler went on to create numerous different teapot designs which featured various artwork and motifs reflecting England's history and heritage, such as the "Tower Bridge," "Big Ben" or "Henry VIII" teapots.
Some of the many other collectible James Sadler teapots include the "Windsor Castle," "Ann Hathaway's Cottage," the "Red Lion Pub," "Edinburgh Castle," the "Guardsman", the "Racing Car" and many more.
Guide for collectors
The James Sadler "Rockingham Brown" or "Brown Betty" teapot is considered to be the most valuable and rare among collectors. Figure-shaped James Sadler teapots such as the "Yeoman Warder," "Henry VIII" and the "Guardsman" are also considered to be more valuable.
Restoration of an antique James Sadler teapot is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring the teapot may decrease its value.
For more information regarding antique James Sadler teapots, visit English-Teapots' official website, The English Tea Store's official website or Staffordshire China's official website
AuctionFarm in Commerce, California sold a "Fighting the Spanish Armada" James Sadler teapot (6.5" x 7") featuring King Henry VIII and his six wives (Anne Boleyn, Catherine of Aragon, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Parr and Catherine Howard) for $45 in October of 2011.
AuctionFarm in Commerce, California sold a James Sadler teapot (6.5" x 7") celebrating the reign of Elizabeth I and featuring Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Frances Drake, Robert Dudley, and Lord Burghley for $45 in October of 2011.
B.S. Slosberg, Inc. Auctioneers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sold a Henry VIII James Sadler teapot (6" x 8") from the "Characters of Britain" series for $10 in March of 2012.
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