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Jan 6, 2004
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cadogan

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cadogan (kuh-DUG-uhn) noun

A lidless teapot, inspired by Chinese wine pots, that is filled from the bottom.

[After William Cadogan, 1st Earl of Cadogan (1675-1726), who was said to be the first Englishman to own such a pot.]

Cadogan pictures.

"Among the Twining teapots is a Matlocks Cadogan from Yorkshire. It was filled through a hole in the bottom and emptied right side up."
Jim Weaver; The Twining Teapot Collection; Antiques & Collecting Magazine (Chicago, Illinois); Apr 2003.

"This type of tea server was called a cadogan in England; vaso senza bocca in Italy. They were inspired by Chinese wine pots."
James G. McCollam; Chinese-inspired English Teapot is as Valuable as it is Unusual; The Sun (Baltimore, Maryland); Jun 13, 1993.

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