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January is a time for making plans for the year ahead, making (and breaking!) resolutions, or wondering what 2022 has in store! Our fortune teller teapot designed by William Greatbatch in 1775 is whimsically illustrated with well-to-do women receiving their fortunes, one holds the fortune husband while the second is told that she will never marry! The other side shows a fortune tellers chart depicting the twelve houses of heaven in astrology, flanked by the different models of the solar system by Ptolemy and Copernicus. The design might remind those serving tea of the practice of reading tea leaves, putting them in the position of fortune teller, a popular past time in the 18th century!

January is a time for making plans for the year ahead, making (and breaking!) resolutions, or wondering what 2022 has in store! Our fortune teller teapot designed by William Greatbatch in 1775 is whimsically illustrated with well-to-do women receiving their fortunes, one holds the fortune 'husband' while the second is told that she will 'never marry'! The other side shows a fortune teller's chart depicting the twelve houses of heaven in astrology, flanked by the different models of the solar system by Ptolemy and Copernicus. The design might remind those serving tea of the practice of reading tea leaves, putting them in the position of fortune teller, a popular past time in the 18th century! ... See MoreSee Less