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Elizabeth Cook's teapot.

Elizabeth Cook's teapot.
Elizabeth Cook's teapot.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Description: This teapot belonged to Elizabeth Cook. It was a Chinese manufactured piece with additional decoration added in Holland (probably in Rotterdam). The teapot was a good example of a flourishing trade between Canton and London and was made of expensive porcelain. This was used as ballast for the valuable cargos of tea from China.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c.1750
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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