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This item sold on April 26, 2011.

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This item is regular price $26, I am putting it on SALE for $15 which is more than 40% off. It's spring and I am clearing out inventory! I am in the process of moving all my inventory to a completely new storage space and I'd rather sell it, then move it so consider this your lucky day!

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This is a fairly significant piece in terms of design history. This teapot designed by Schonwald for Fairwood in Germany was entered in the 1957 Milan Triennali and won a Gold Metal for Design. This particular teapot not only bears the Fairwood marker, it also has the "official" gold metal winner stamp as well. I have included both marks in the 5th picture (note the colours in this picture have been adjusted so that the marks can clearly be read)

The teapot itself is in excellent condition with no major chips or cracks. It is scent and blemish free on the inside. The outside blue colour has lost the lustre on the finish, and does show some signs of slight colour mottling. You would have to hold the teapot very close to see the colour distortion and for a porcelain pot from the 1950s this loss of lustre is to be expected. I only mention it because this is a collectible piece and I want to be perfectly clear that it is not perfect. If you zoom in on the pictures you can clearly see what I am referring to.

The teapot stands 8 inches tall by 7 inches wide (handle to spout)

Background: The Milan Triennali is an international design competition that was established in 1930. It had quite an interesting and at times rocky history, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. It was they competition to participate in, and was seen as a very significant influence on the design world. After 1968 it's significance quickly degraded due to a variety of outside influences and the changing international markets.

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SALE - Vintage Schonwald Teapot, Fairwood Germany, 1957

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