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Christening teapot

Mrs Hall

This very large white teapot from the mid 19th century is decorated with an ornate raised pattern and a pewter lid ornamented with an eagle. It belonged to the Martin family who lived at Marsh Barn Farm, Handsacre.  It was known as the ‘Christening teapot’ and was used at various family celebrations and events. It was also sometimes taken out to the workers in the farm fields.