Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this unusual Duo: A Blanke's Teapot and Tin.
These advertise the Blanke's Tea Company of St. Louis, Missouri. In 1904 Cyrus Blanke moved Ulysses S. Grant's log cabin to the Universal Exposition in St. Louis to promote his teas. Thus the picture of Grant's Cabin on the Teapot and Tin. The teapot was made by the Whites Pottery of Utica, New York.
The teapot features a Raised Dotted Background with "Blanke's Tea, Grant Cabin" Embossed and Highlighted in Cobalt on Each Side. The lid has the same dotted background and cobalt knob. Measures 6 1/2" tall and 8" wide.
Excellent Condition. A half-dozen pinhead-size nibbles inside the rim and on the spout. Two adjacent flakes outside the rim (1/8", 1/4"). No base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. The lid has a few insignificant nibbles on the very bottom edge. Otherwise as made.
The tin is in the condition as pictured, with surface wear and scratches on the box, and two separated corners on the lid.
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