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Thomas Hardy's Teapot

The charming teapot has ivory fittings, inscribed "Used by Thomas Hardy at Max Gate  20 years, and given by Emma Hardy to their Vicar Ri. Grosvenor Bartelot 7 July 1912", with further scratched inscription on the bottom by the recipient, confirming that Mrs Hardy gave the teapot as a momento in 1912.

Thomas Hardy was a neighbour at Max Gate and parishioner of Grosvenor Bartelot's for 22 years.  Rev. Bartelot attended regular teatimes with Mrs Hardy who was keen for her husband to take a greater interest in the church.

Hammer: £480

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