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Yuan - new and unusual items

See bottom of page for a Yuan 'Cosy Pot'.

Salt cellar
2 ins wide,
2.375 ins high

With hole in base and plastic stopper



Chocolate cup with lid
3. 75 ins high
(including lid and scr)
cup: 4 ins (top rim),
2.75 ins high (by itself)
lid: 4. 5 ins wide
scr: 6.125 ins


Toast rack
6 x 3 ins (base),
3.125 ins high
(middle arch)



Sandwich plate 
12.625 x 5.875 ins



See the plates page for square plates to fit






Dinner plate
with gold band
10 ins

A rare and striking variant on the usual blue and white pattern



Serving bowl
with gold band
9.25 ins, 2.5 ins high

A rare and striking variant on the usual blue and white pattern



Tiny jug
1.25 ins (top rim)
2.5 ins (spout-handle)
2 ins high

No taller than an ordinary matchbox, this is the only Yuan jug of this size we have seen - a rare item.




The miniature jug is shown in the photo R next to a normal-sized small YUAN hexagonal jug (see Hexagonal Yuan page)



Preserve pot and lid
3.25 ins wide (base),
3 ins (top rim),
4 ins high (top of lid)


These were made in two sizes - this is the smaller of the two.






Oval dish
10.375 x 6 ins
1 in high


Cosy Pots

These curiously-shaped tea or coffee pots were made by several companies in the 1920s, including Booths and Pountneys. Woods' Cosy Pots can be found in a large variety of patterns, many designed by Frederick Rhead, although he did not design the shape itself.

Medium Cosy Pot
4 ins (base),
7 ins high (top of spout)


Their unique feature is the patented lid, designed by Edmund Abram in 1921. Advertising material of the period described Cosy Pots thus:

"The only perfect dripless teapot - tea without leaves, coffee without grounds, lemonade without pips, a lid that cannot slip".

They were manufactured in at least three sizes - see the Woods Mayfair and Canton pages for examples of larger and smaller ones.

We specialise in English tableware from the 1920s and 30s and ship worldwide from our base in London, UK.
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