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Tsarist Russian Gardner Tea Pot

Sorry, this little Teapot is on HOLD, however we have others.

Low small Brown Tsarist Russian Gardner Tea pot, with the silver encased spout.
Founded in 1754, by an Englishman, Francis Gardner, these were made near Moscow and traded throughout Russia and Central Asia, catering to the tastes of the market, nomads in yurts and settled villagers too, all loved the spring and summer time joy, of this floral tea ware.

Like the Uzbek floral fabrics the women still wear, an all season spring.
For serving tea to dusty guests on your rugs and embroidered cushions.

This little pot is in surprisingly good condition, for it’s age and background, someone valued it enough to have the spout lip protected with a Silver sheath (now dull with oxide.)

I think the care and tradition, behind this “repair” adds to it’s charm.
I’ve found one small chip inside the lip, but it’s not visible from outside.

The handpainted Roses and Forget-me-nots are in fairly good condition too, this piece was not subjected to nomadic wear, an urban more settled one, I assume.

( I’ve just read “Extremes along the Silk Road”, by Nick Middleton, where he describes nomadic Kazaks in yurts, serving up runny canned cherry jam and cream, with their tea, at every opportunity.
And likens it to an English afternoon tea, transposed.)

Age: Early 20 th century.

Size: L 170mm x W 115mm x H 96mm

Weight: 349 grams