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A tribute to the legendary CLARICE CLIFF TEAPOT!

Clarice Cliff TeePee Teapot

The way I see it, this Clarice Cliff teapot designed by Betty Sylvester is a thing of beauty.

Cliff is famous for hand-painted china patterns. Her early work boasts bold colours and whimsical designs. Look for patterns like “Bizarre”, “Crocus” and “The Biarritz”. Those are highly collectible.

Clarice Cliff Transferware

After 1945, Cliff produced less expensive and more readily available transferware. It’s often featured at antique shops and tag sales so look for Clarice Cliff patterns like: “Tonquin” and “Rural Scenes”.

A Canadian maple leaf insignia

I’ll share more about my favourite Clarice Cliff transferware pattern in an upcoming post.

Close up of the handle

This teapot is loaded with eye candy! It has an interesting cone-shaped central vessel complete with a teepee topper. The addition of a totem pole handle and a gazing Indian figure spout complete the function of this one-of-a-kind teapot. The final details include a run of moose around the base and a bold, colourful Canadian maple leaf.

Clarice Cliff spout detail

I’ve posted a series of photos to better show you this treasured collectible. Simply click the arrows on the above photo to use our photo slider. Make sure you look closely at the photo of that hallmark. Look for the Clarice Cliff logo and collect her works!

Clarice Cliff Hallmark

That’s it for me – my kettle is whistling and it’s teepee teapot tea time! (say that five times fast!)

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