Rare Wolverhampton Wanderers tea pot set to score at auction
Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 - Modified on Thursday, 27 June, 2019 at 11:51 am
Tea time may be more synonymous with the crack of leather on willow than half time pies – but in the first half of the 20th Century teapots were regularly made to commemorate FA cup winners.
One such item is set to come under the hammer at Cuttlestones’ Wolverhampton sale room on Friday 5th July as part of its Specialist Collectors’ Sale. Fittingly, it commemorates local side Wolverhampton Wanderers and dates somewhere between 1930 and 1950. Featuring a stylised player for the handle, the FA Cup Trophy as finial and a whistle in the spout the fun piece includes impressed marks which are unfortunately indecipherable.
Despite this uncertainty, the teapot is a rare find and carries an estimate of £80-100 as Cuttlestones’ saleroom manager, Rosie Blackburn, explains:
"These were quite commonplace items in the ‘golden age’ of football, with FA cup winning teams regularly commemorated in this way. Now, however, they seem to be few and far between – especially in decent condition. This lot is likely to have broad appeal – not only to teapot collectors but to those with an interest in football and sporting memorabilia as well, of course, as Wolves fans. We’re definitely keen to see what it achieves when it goes under the hammer.”
The lot will come under the hammer at Cuttlestones’ Specialist Collectors’ Sale at Wolverhampton Auction Rooms on Friday 5th July. The fully illustrated catalogue is available online via www.cuttlestones.co.uk and viewing will take place from 10am – 7pm on Thursday 4th July and on the morning of the sale. For those not able to bid in person, live online, telephone and commission bidding options are available.
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