MMA, British Teapots Cotton Canvas Tote

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"British Teapots" Cotton Canvas Tote, Metropolitan Museum of Art

This unique canvas tote features a group of vividly colored and shaped teapots. Representing actual stoneware teapots in The Met collection, each fanciful vessel has been translated into a textile design that suggests a hand-drawn illustration.

In 18th-century Britain, a vogue for tea-drinking and expanding global trade networks spurred a fashion for imported Chinese porcelain. British firms responded to this demand by developing their own ceramic tea wares, with production clustering in such pottery-making centers as Staffordshire. This tote reflects this influential English trend.

  • Sturdy Cotton Canvas
  • Bag measures 16.25'' tall x 14.5'' wide
  • Handle drop: 26''