This vintage majolica pottery teapot is part of a series of teapots in vegetable themes designed by Jay Willfred for Andrea by Sadek; this particular one is made up of leeks or bulb onions forming the teapot. The company that made this was founded in 1936 by Charles and Norman Sadek; Jim was Charles' son. The namesake of the company, Andrea, was Jim's sister and Charles Sadek's daughter; both she and Jim were heavily involved in the design of Sadek's products. This style of vegetable-themed majolica pottery has a long history of being produced in Portugal, as cartoonist and ceramicist (I know, a unique combination of careers) Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro introduced the cabbage theme to majolica pottery. Other vegetables evolved from there. This piece was designed in the US and produced in Portugal. It has a teensy fleabite along edges, which I can feel by touch yet can't see.
Measures about 8" across the handle side by closer to 5" across the other side by about 4-1/2" tall including small lid. Weighs 13.4 ounces unpacked. Will be reinforced for shipping.
A great piece for the gardener in your life.
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