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English teapot concept "SYR"

The concept of the SYP, or Simple Yet Perfect, teapot was the brainchild of Sir Douglas Baillie Hamilton Cochrane, the 12th Earl of Dundonald. His first design for the SYP teapot was patented in 1901 and the second and "improved" teapot came four months later - this was the version which was manufactured by Wedgwood's Etruria factory between 1905 and 1919 as well as several other potters

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Ceramics "Vallauris", French Majolica

Region Vallauris and its surroundings located in south-east of France, in Provence department. Historically, it was pottery region due to peculiarities of local clay, ceramics flourished there since ancient times. The region became the most famous at the end of XIX century, largely due to world-famous masters of porcelain and faience as Massier and Foucard-Jourdan

Vallauris, coastal town, received its second breath in the middle of 20 century, when in 1940s Picasso created workshop, which was later joined by other avant-garde artists of that time. New artistic style was born

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