What’s it Worth: Granny Ann Teapot

Popular among kitchen ceramics, the vintage Granny Ann teapot serves guests with a smile.



Granny Ann teapot from Shawnee Pottery Company


In 1946, my mother received this ceramic teapot, marked “Patented, Granny Ann, USA” on the bottom. I’ve always loved it, as have my children and grandchildren. What’s her story? —D.D., Fort Wayne, IN

What’s it Worth?

Your Granny Ann came from the Shawnee Pottery Company of Zanesville, Ohio. Founded in 1937 in an area already famous for pottery manufacturing, Shawnee produced everything from aquarium ornaments to baking dishes to planters before it went out of business in 1961. But Shawnee was best known for whimsical cookie jars, salt-and-pepper shakers and other popular ceramics. Many sold for between a dime and 35 cents, in chain stores like Woolworth and S.S. Kresge.

Your charming teapot figure held up to seven cups of tea, perfect for tea parties! A similar model featured gilt trim. Today, your teapot’s worth about $160.

—Barbara J. Eash (Country Woman Magazine’s Antiques Expert)

elaine 1 October 7, 2012 at 10:36 am

i am new to this site and already love the “what’s it worth” section!!!! for many years i have wondered what some of my “treasures” are worth and now i know!!!

thank you and keep up the great work!!


Carol Barnes 2 August 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Love my tea pots! Got them at a storage sale for very little. Love, love, love them.


pat 3 March 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

I would like to sell my teapot.


Wendy Bogart 4 December 10, 2015 at 1:19 pm

I have a Tom The Piper’s Son teapot patented USA. Would appreciate any information you might have on this piece.


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