Question: I have an Arthur Wood genie teapot and I was wondering about its value.
Answer: Your Mid-Century Arthur Wood teapot immediately brings to mind Aladdin’s Magic Lamp and the lamp’s wish-granting Genie with cosmic power. “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp” is the most famous story from the Arabian Nights collection of stories, also known as the 1,001 Nights.
The Arthur Wood Company was based at the Bradwell Works in Longport Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain, the home of Copper and Wood established in 1884 producing primarily teapots. Arthur Wood became the sole owner of the company in 1904. By 1928 the company’s name was changed to Arthur Wood and Son Limited. Arthur Wood was involved in the Art Deco movement and his products produced at this time showcased extensive use of floral patterns and lusterware. Items produced at this time included pottery jugs, vases, rose bowls and ornaments.
Your gold-on-cream Aladdin teapot is marked with the company mark of 1954, along with the impressed mark of made in England. It is quite good looking and a fun piece. Assuming your Aladdin teapot is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks, it would be worth about $45.
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