Vintage Gunnar Nylund Rorstrand Stoneware Double Spout Teapot Scandinavian #1972

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Vintage Gunnar Nylund Rorstrand Stoneware Double Spout Teapot, #1972

A beautiful egg shell glazed, stoneware, double spout teapot by the world-renowned designer Gunnar Nylund of Rörstrand Sweden.

The originality of this teapot lies in its two spouts which communicate with two separate interior compartments. It’s a double teapot, with a division down the center with a compartment on either side, each with its own spout, and a loop handle over the top to facilitate the pouring of liquid in either direction. You might, for example, have tea in one side and milk in the other, or tea in one side and coffee in the other. Very clever and original idea. Another theory of the design of this double spouted teapot is that in the beginning of the 20th century you were normally served tea using two separate kettles in Sweden, one with tea inside and the other with hot water to blend the tea. No matter what the original design idea was for this pot only your imagination and creativity set the limit for its usage.

The teapot has a very beautiful organic shape with one of the spouts a little lower then the other with a smaller compartment, and gradually shaped bigger so the opposite spout and compartment for milk or water is larger.

Stamps: Sverige (Sweden), GN (Gunnar Nylund)

Made in the 1940’s – 1950’s.

Condition: The teapot is in overall nice condition, one micro nick (1 mm) to one of the spouts. Scratches and wear. As with all handcrafted pottery there could be slight variations in the glaze and clay. 


High: 17 cm (including lid)

Long: 23.5 cm (spout to spout)

Compartment 1 have room for 5 dl, compartment 2 have room for 1 Liter

Gunnar Nylund – Ceramics from Rörstrand

Gunnar Nylund (1904-1997) is one of the most well-known representatives of the illustrious Swedish ceramic design of the 20th century. He was the artistic leader for the Rörstrand factory in the 1940s and 1950s. Nylund is represented at the Swedish National Museum of Art and Design.