Tea for two? Or two dozen? Any collector of teapots knows you can't have enough of this favorite symbol of domestic contentment. How ironic that in 1776 the teapot was the emblem of America's protest against Great Britain, when Parliament imposed a tea tax on Americans without our representation, leading to Revolution. Charm your guests with these delightful blue and white teapot kitchen towels while you entertain them with tales of its storied past. The white teapot silhouettes are based on ceramic and metal teapots in Colonial Williamsburg's collection. Ceramic teapots of porcelain, stoneware, and earthenware were owned in almost every household in Williamsburg during the eighteenth century. Machine washable. Imported. 16" x 26"
Dark blue, white White teapot print Set of two 100% cotton 16" x 26" Machine washable WILLIAMSBURG by India Overseas
Tea was an integral part of life during the eighteenth century. While it was consumed primarily for medicinal purposes early in the century, by the 1740s serving and drinking tea was very much a part of the fabric of society. Along with the rise in the importance of tea came a large number of specialty objects designed to aid in the consumption of it. Perhaps most important among these wares were teapots made in all shapes, sizes, and designs.