The teapot was produced at Measham in England. They were produced from 1870 to 1914. It is called barge ware because people would bring their boats past Measham to the factory and order these. These teapots were produced by William Mason, a South Derbyshire potter near Church Gresley. They are referred to as Measham Ware, barge ware, and motto ware. The lid is quite secure, I can see why they were popular to use on a barge.
|Barge ware teapot|
The teapot is 12" tall to the top of the final. It may not look too giant, but it really is. I'll have to find my brown Rockingham dogs. It would be a great match!
It is always amazing to me to find something 100 + years old, and find it in good condition. I'm not sure that I'll collect a lot of barge ware, but this is definitely my favorite form. Do you have any barge ware?