You know your company advertising works when a collector offers you a rare Farlow China teapot.
Many collectors do have ephemera of related fishy items to decorate their shelves, this I thought was ideal.
The seller was convinced this was a genuine Farlow tea pot but the plot thickens. The 10 Charles St address on the handle is great, the assorted rods, reels, nets and fish, great, the comic figure on the back, great? But the rear drag reel shown in one collage dispels any hope this teapot is 100 years old – more like 20!
The fly collection on the base is fabby but who sees that?
Oh well, it’s all a bit mad and that’s Xmas sorted for the wife, just need a Hardy biscuit barrel now and she leaves for good!