A small antique teapot - but a little gem.
This is a rare miniature Rosslyn Ware teapot made in Kirkcaldy, Fife - at the pottery of Morrison & Crawford.
The pottery is better known for its large mottled stoneware farmhouse kitchen storage crocks.
This is a pretty little pot - and with its dedication "Frae Grantshouse" - was probably manufactured in the 1920s as a souvenir gift for tourists visiting Scotland.
Grantshouse is a small village in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders of Scotland.
The wee pot has two hand-painted thistles to the front - and another single one to the back.
The pot has a deep lid that fits snuggly into the main body of the teapot.
Carl Nekola, son of Karel Nekola, worked at the pottery from 1922 until 1926, At this time they introduced whiteware, using imported clays, which was decorated in the Wemyss style but called Rosslyn Ware. (as you can see here in my wee pot). The pottery ceased trading in the early 1930s.
These little pots are exceptionally rare - and for being about 100 years old - this one is on such excellent condition - no chips or cracks - and such an attractive Scottish thistle design.
Probably a little piece for the more specialist collector of work from the Fife Potteries.
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