Rogers Tea Set – Teapot, Creamer and Sugar. Stamped 1881 Rogers Canada E.P.B. 560 on the bottom. 1881 is the pattern, not the date, but nonetheless it’s old. Procured at a garage sale.
This teapot has a very fat belly. It’s also quite wonky as you can see, billowing out and slightly off-balance. It almost looks like it belongs in a fairy tale. The inside is also badly tarnished, and I would say it shouldn’t be used. But that’s the germophobe within speaking.
Seeing as 1881 is the pattern, not tantalizingly the date (which would make it a true antique), thought I’d check out what was happening on May 12 in 1881.
The Treaty of Bardo was signed, giving France ” responsibility for the defence and foreign policy decisions of Tunisia” 1.
Did they drink tea while signing I wonder? Any visible tea stains?
My knowledge of Tunisia is restricted to that song. See below. I did find a blog post on Kitchen Talks bestowing the merits (and a recipe) of Tunisian Mint Tea . The pot looks rather like my Turkish coffee pot from Day 25..
Status: Technically not mine to make, but either sell or use in a set for a 5 minute short film re-imagining Alice in Wonderland.
Kill-ratio: 48:3 or 16:1
I realized the sugar jar got cut. Alas, it’s too late to re-shoot.
p.s. 100 Days! Feels like a celebration.