Joseph Holdcroft
Isle of Man Teapot

Joseph Holdcroft Co. (England, 1865-1906)
Isle of Man Teapot late 19th c.
Ceramic
9″ ht.
Kamm Collection. 1995.57

The Isle of Man is part of the British Islands, and its flag bears the Manx triskelles emblem – three legs in a wheel. This teapot of a sailor incorporates the three legged symbol. He is sitting on a coil of rope and holding a furled flag that is the teapot handle. The sailor’s third leg forms the teapot spout. His head is the removable lid.