Joseph Holdcroft
Isle of Man Teapot

Joseph Holdcroft Co. (England, 1865-1906)
Isle of Man Teapot late 19th c.
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.