Manning Bowman Teapots

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Manning Bowman Teapots are collectible ceramic teapots produced by the Manning Bowman Company.

Brief history and biography

The Manning Bowman Company was founded in Middletown, Connecticut in 1832, and was well known for producing a variety of Art Deco kitchenware, barware and electrical appliance items.

Initially the company focused on producing kitchenware items that were made out of tin, however, soon the company started manufacturing products made out of copper, silver, granite and mounted enamel ware as well.

Manning Bowman teapots can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are made out of materials such as silver, granite or copper, to name a few.

Guide for collectors

Manning Bowman teapots featuring unique or elaborate designs are considered to be the most rare and valuable. Teapots which are sold with their original stands, burners, pumps, handles or mounts are considered to be rare, but not necessarily the most valuable.

Restoration of a Manning Bowman teapot is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring the teapot may decrease its value.

For more information regarding Manning Bowman teapots, visit the official website for Steve's Collectibles or Silver Collection's official website.

Value

Nest Egg Auctions in Meriden, Connecticut sold a tilting Manning Bowman teapot (11" x 8") along with a stand and burner for $225 in January of 2012.

Nest Egg Auctions in Meriden, Connecticut sold a Manning Bowman pink enamel teapot (7" x 9.5" x 6") featuring pink floral accents for $175 in January of 2012.

Brunk Auctions in Asheville, North Carolina sold a Manning Bowman copper teapot (11.5") with a wooden handle and brass mounts for $70 in October of 2004.

Ken's Antiques and Auction in Adairsville, Georgia sold a Manning Bowman silverplated teapot (6" x 8") with the original pump for $30 in July of 2011.

Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, California sold a Manning Bowman granite ware teapot (8" in height) with silverplated mounts for $60 in March of 2005.

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