BROWN CERAMIC TITANIC TEAPOT
This simple Brownware teapot with missing lid is the first artifact described in the database from the 1987 Expedition. It has a 'Chinese Ginger Pot' body with a ‘C’ handle. The interior and exterior have a warm, deep brown shiny glaze. The body is decorated with an applied vine, leaf, and floral decoration in a naive style and appears to have been executed in a gold metallic paint which is only faintly visible. Although Brownware was used on Titanic as service for crew, this hand-painted teapot was probably the property of a passenger.