I found this little set recently and loved the Chrome and Willow Design.
Made in England back in the 60's? by Swan, and made in Chrome or Cromalin as it's marked on the bottom, it was no doubt the poor man's silver back then.
So retro now I adore it!
After checking a few out on Ebay I'm pleased with what I paid for them, and they're in excellent condition with barely a scratch or any pitting.
When I found the trio I considered the pot to be a coffee pot, not a Teapot. From what I can find out, the set originally came as a set of 4 with a Teapot, and this one was classed as a "Hot Water" pot. Looks just like today's trendy teapots to me.
Here's a close up of the design - very hard to photograph but you can see the willow pattern.
I have never collected for monetary gain, the fun has always been about finding interesting and different things - which by definition is a collection. Some things are pretty, some are not lol.
Don't get me wrong, I looove this little elephant teapot, it cost me $4.50 and the money went back to a charity.....but the friend I go junk shopping with does not lol.
I have vowed whenever she comes over for tea I will make her tea in this little pot until she comes around to loving him.I think I might have to knit him a bright beanie or half a tea cosie to brighten him up a bit - Jen.