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Greetings from Canada

Designer: Designed byClarice Cliff

Date: 1937-1939
Overall: 6 11/16 x 9 1/4 x 6 in. (17 x 23.5 x 15.2 cm)
Other (Cover): 3 3/8 x 2 7/8 in. (8.5 x 7.3 cm)
Medium: Fine, white porcelainous body, glazed, and hand-painted in bright overglaze enamels
Credit Line: Gift of Cynthia Findlay
Object number: G12.7.1a-b
DescriptionThis 'Teepee' teapot was manufactured by the Newport Pottery Company in England and was intended to be sold as a whimsical souvenir in Canada. It is stamped “Greetings from Canada” under the base. The imagery is stereotypical of the way in which Europeans perceived Canada and its indigenous people at the time.

Betty Sylvester worked as a decorator at Newport and had painted many of Clarice Cliff's famous 'Bizarre Ware' patterns, which were also produced at the pottery.