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Teapot souvenir

Date made: 1900 (circa)

Maker / artist: Unknown

Material: ceramic

Period: Victorian

Accession number: F1600

This pink and white china tea pot is part of a much larger set, including cups, saucers, plates, a milk jug and sugar bowl. The design is inspired by the shape and texture of a sea shell, with seahorses making up the handle, spout and top of on the lid. It is decorated with the coat of arms of Folkestone – a medieval sailing ship. Seaside china was very popular from late Victorian times until after the Second World War.

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