19thC ELORA ONTARIO SOUVENIR PORCELAIN TEAPOT
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Nostalgia: Travel: Pre 1910: item # 1063825
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Fiona Kenny Antiques
P.O. Box 11
Thorold, Ontario, Canada L2V 3Y7
|A 19th century antique porcelain souvenir 1-cup teapot depicting the Irvine Bridge, Elora, Ontario, Canada. This 4-3/8" high teapot has embossed decoration and hand painted gold highlights as well as the black transfer picture, and probably dates c1870-90. The town of Elora and the surrounding area, including the Elora Gorge, are long-time tourist attractions. The bridge is a rare example of this type of bridge in Ontario, and this view on the teapot appears to be taken from a photo by either Thomas or John R. Connon, a father and son, both photographers who resided in Elora who took photographed Elora in the 19th century. This view was taken between 1860 and 1890 (reference: Archives of Ontario). The teapot is a nice early example of souvenir ware from that area. This item is in very good condition with no chips, crazing, losses, damage or repairs other than a touch of wear to the upper rim's gold trim and a tight hairline crack in the lid (visible from the front and back). All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping to the U.S. starts at $9.50 (other spots may vary) - insured is higher, and mandatory on items over $95 if paid with a credit card. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. NOTE: we DO NOT accept PayPal, only VISA and MASTERCARD.|