A repost of one of my most unusual teapots.
I am always trolling Ebay and Etsy for different types of teapots. I think I hit the jackpot with this 6 spouted beauty!!! I was thrilled to find it and even more thrilled when it arrived. I asked the seller a bit about it and this is what was posted on Etsy for the back story.
This vintage Chinese white porcelain teapot with six spouts was purchased from an Iranian in Peshawar. Only one of the spouts actually works; the others are purely decorative and make this teapot extremely unique. A great collector’s treasure.
Size: 6″inches high x 8″inches long(handle to end of spout) x7″inches wide
The repetitive decals(or at least they look like decals)of the beautiful lady and young boy might just be Iranian, as the teapot came from Iran. Why not? Even though it was found in Peshawar. And by the way, it is in excellent working condition with no chips or other damage.
I am thrilled with this recent acquisition! It is positively one of the most unusual ones in my collection. Have you ever seen one like it?
I had no idea where Peshawar was located so I went to my second best friend to Google–Mr. Wikipedia and found the following info:
Peshawar (Pashto: پېښور Pex̌awar; Hindko: پيشور Pishōr; Urdu: پشاور PishāwarUrdu, also known as Peshawar, is the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), and the administrative centre and central economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated in a large valley near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, close to the Pak-Afghan border. Known as “City on the Frontier”, Peshawar’s strategic location on the crossroads of Central Asia and South Asia has made it one of the most culturally vibrant and lively cities in the greater region. Peshawar is irrigated by various canals of the Kabul River and by its right tributary, the Bara River.
Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan’s most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities. In the last three decades, there has been a significant increase in urban population, in part due to internal migration of people in search of better employment opportunities, education, and services, and in part because of the influx of Afghans and other people displaced by military operations and civil unrest in neighboring regions. Peshawar is the major educational, political and business center of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
So now you know! Let me know what you think of this one!
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This one is truly unique. I have never seen one like it before. The pictures do look like an Iranian woman and her children. Great find!
In true Minnesota fashion, I will state, “That’s different.”
Uffda! What a find!
That is so very cool. I love the uniqueness and the history of the piece.
Hi! I just found this post while searching for information on a tea pot that I purchased for my mother on my last deployment to Afghanistan. I purchased the same one! It’s in perfect shape and was wondering if you ever found any more info regarding yours.
I never found out any more about it other than what I shared in the post. How neat that you found the same one. Makes me think it is a common one available for purchase.
I live at Peshawar and yeah this unique teapot is available here.