Wedgwood Nantucket Bone China Teapot

November 7, 2017 - Comment

Nantucket Basket by Wedgwood was inspired by the meticulous hand crafted baskets of Nantucket, Massachusetts, from the late 19th century. Made of pure white sculpted fine bone china. Perfect for casual everyday serving or more formal entertaining. The 1.6 pint Nantucket Basket Teapot is suitable for the dishwasher. Coordinating china and accessories are also available.Nantucket

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Nantucket Basket by Wedgwood was inspired by the meticulous hand crafted baskets of Nantucket, Massachusetts, from the late 19th century. Made of pure white sculpted fine bone china. Perfect for casual everyday serving or more formal entertaining. The 1.6 pint Nantucket Basket Teapot is suitable for the dishwasher. Coordinating china and accessories are also available.Nantucket baskets were originally made in the mid-1800s by lightship keepers off the coast of the tiny island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to earn extra income for their families. Today the tradition of making these baskets is still very much alive and carrying a handcrafted Nantucket basket is quite a status symbol among East Coasters who have visited or summer on the island. Wedgwood’s Nantucket pattern captures the heritage of these baskets and the tastefulness of New England’s upper crust in a simple yet lovely dinnerware collection. This charming, pure white, oval-shaped teapot holds 1.6 pints and is covered with an embossed basketweave pattern on its body and lid. The removable oval lid is topped with a darling clamshell finial and the sides of the teapot, in an authentic representation, feature embossed woven cane hinges and a cane loop and whalebone pin closure as can be found on the original baskets.

As with many Wedgwood collections, this dinnerware is made of fine bone china, which gives this teapot a beautiful translucent sheen and makes it look quite thin and brittle. In spite of its delicate appearance, however, bone china is reinforced with 51-percent bone ash and is the strongest ceramic available. This modern-day china is safe for the microwave and dishwasher and is made in England with the same quality and care as earlier pieces from Wedgwood’s 240 years of production. This teapot easily moves from casual meals to dressier affairs and coordinates with a variety of other dinner- and serveware pieces within the Nantucket collection. –Cristina Vaamonde

Product Features

  • Covered teapot holds/serves 1.6 pints
  • Inspired by 19th-century basketweaving tradition from Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • Pure white with embossed basketweave pattern, clamshell finial
  • Fine bone china for durability, translucence, whiteness
  • Microwave- and dishwasher-safe

Comments

Stephanie Figueiredo says:

made in indonesia/poor quality made in indonesia. I had to get the rest of the settings on ebay (older versions made in england) and I have to say the difference in quality is astounding. This new wedgewood is not worth the money in my opinion because it is priced as high as when it was made in england but the quality is not on par with the pieces made in england.

David E. says:

Disappointing Nantucket Basket Mugs…. This is a disappointment. I owned two “Nantucket Basket” mugs by Wedgwood, which broke. So, this was a replacement. Unfortunately, Wedgwood is no longer Wedgwood. My previous mugs were made of almost translucent “bone china,” light weight and the basket pattern nicely ‘raised.’ These mugs are Made in Indonesia, heavier and do NOT seem to be made of “bone china,” at all. Nothing stays the same anymore! I miss my older Wedgwoods.

Amazonista says:

Nice Quality Very happy with this purchase. I debated after reading some of the reviews, but the 4 sets I received are of very nice quality.

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