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Tantalizing Teapots

Teapots, like chairs, have caught the imaginations of many superb designers who have created gracious, amusing, soothing and surprising versions of this tableware.

Artistic Teapots from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Two teapots, both from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Why do certain objects attract the creative juices of artists so much? In the case of the chair, there are endless possibilities for design coupled with a highly practical need. In the case of the teapot, however, I think it's just the gracious spout shape that for some reason beckons for design experimentation. Whatever the reason, beautiful teapots are all around us.

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