The Art Deco movement in the 1920s and 1930s moved away from tradition with its curved, pleasing forms and sweet flower posies. Art had to be useful, and the useful had to be art – there was no room for adherence to tradition in this. Shapes often became angular, and decorations did not follow a soothing tradition but were there to make a point. This teapot is a fabulous example. Made by the famous teapot maker Sadler in the 1930s, it is a true every-day use item but it is radical in its shape. It has clearly been used lovingly as the gilt has worn off on part of the handle, but it is in perfect condition without a scratch and no chips or cracks – really well looked after. You could be the next person looking after this! You can find the listing here in my Vintage shop.