Paul Cardew Cheshire Cat teapot

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2015-06-26 10:43:34

The Paul Cardew Cheshire Cat teapot is a collectible teapot produced by the British designer Paul Cardew.

Background

The teapots were created by the celebrated British potter Paul Cardew, whose career has included work for Disney and Royal Doulton amongst many others. His work has been sold in more than 50 countries around the world, and he is well-remembered for creating the iconic range of ceramic pig money banks for Natwest during the 1980s.

His work is highly popular with collectors, and has inspired a number of collecting clubs dedicated to his teapots and tableware.

Paul Cardew Cheshire Cat teapots

The teapot is designed to resemble the Cheshire Cat, and was produced in three sizes (small, medium and large). The handle of the teapot is formed by the cat’s striped tail, with the body forming the spout.

The teapot was designed in England in 2002, with each size produced as a limited edition of 5,000 pieces. Each of the teapots is stamped with the ‘Cardew Collectibles’ mark along with Cardew’s signature, and is marked with an individual hand-painted production number.

How much are Paul Cardew Cheshire Cat teapots worth?

The Cheshire cat design is popular with collectors of both Paul Cardew designs and Alice in Wonderland collectibles. Although it was produced as a limited edition piece, examples can be relatively easy to find in good condition and the teapots have little rarity value in themselves.

Teapots can be found on auction sites such as eBay for around $25 - $50 depending on their condition, and examples with the lowest production numbers sell for the highest prices.

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