White teapot missing lid. 'With T&J. Thomsons Compliments Xmas 1913' written in green on one side and green toned image of Caroline Bay on the other.
Writing is within a green scalloped border and accompanied by small foliate flourishes inside the border. Other side has green transfer-printed image of Caroline Bay looking out at rotunda, in centre of image, and bathing sheds, to its right. The foreground features a grassy area with numerous plants, bordered by a fence. There are people on the beach. In the background to the right is a steam train, and to the right are other buildings. 'Caroline Bay, Timaru' written under image.
Teapot is bell-shaped but tapers in under the widest point to create a smaller base. Rim and top of spout are edged with a gold line. Three gold lines in a fan shape on front of spout. Gold lines around top and bottom of bell-shaped section. Handle has gold line down centre and three shorter lines in a fan shape on the top curved section.
Base says 'Dunn Bennett & Co. Manufacturers Burslem' with crown.
|Year Range from||1913|
|Dimensions||H-11.5 L-18 Dia-12 cm|
Thomsons, T & J, Timaru
Caroline Bay Bathing Sheds
Rotunda, Caroline Bay, Timaru