Small copper luster teapot with lid and matching bowl, with molded polychrome decoration. English, c. 1850.
Why do we love it? Both pieces are decorated with multiple charming images of colorfully clad young ladies in the garden, playing with their pet cat. Or are they boys, playing with a chicken? And just what sort of wondrously strange plants are growing here? The more we look at this, the less we understand it.