Treasured Teapot: Floral Flair

Text by Britt E. Stafford • Photography by William Dickey

Schumann-Bavaria’s beloved Empress Dresden Flowers creates a delightful seasonal botanical motif.

With touches of gilding incorporated in this colorful floral design, Schumann-Bavaria’s Empress Dresden Flowers’ pattern debuted circa 1945 and endured for close to four decades. Its popular, multicolored motif was featured on more than one teapot form, most commonly a pear-shaped pot. This smooth, rounded teapot is a rarer iteration whose green bottom stamp indicates the piece was made between 1960 and 1970. Topped with a fruit-shaped finial, this timeless, German-manufactured teapot is a versatile piece for teatime festivities, especially during spring and summer.