- 200 ml
- Fine China
- Microwave and Dishwasher Safe
James Sadler was founded in 1882 in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the British pottery industry. The first teapots were made using red clay with a dark brown glazed surface. The Rockingham Brown (or Brown Betty as it is affectionately known) is still available today although most of the production is now made from the more elegant white clay. The teapot came to Europe following the import of tea from China. Some of the earliest teapots were made from metal, usually silver, as tea was at that time an expensive luxury. It was not until the late 1680’s that the Elers Brothers from Amsterdam, who had been silversmith’s, settled near Burslem and applied their art to clay. In the early 18th Century Queen Anne was taking tea made in earthenware teapots and perhaps discussing battle plans with her great General Marlborough. For the next century the art of the potter continued to improve and North Staffordshire became the centre for Britain’s pottery industry. By the middle of the 19th century, Burslem was established as the teapot centre of the pottery towns Churchill can trace its origins back to 1795 and the foundation of its first factory in the heart of Stoke-On-Trent in Staffordshire, England. With over 200 years experience Churchill's craftsmen have established a worldwide reputation for producing quality tableware and gifts, selling to over 50 countries worldwide.
James Sadler Changing of the Guards Cup and Saucer Fine China B005ER55FO