The Charlotte di Vita Collections are created using
advanced quality and safety control measures, but the production
methods are the same as the traditional techniques used in
18th century England. Made individually by hand, every enamel
teapot may take up to four days to complete due to the intricate
nature and elaborate work required and entails more than 129
Each teapot is made from 19 individually-cut, copper pieces.
The copper pieces are then tied together with wires, tempered
and fired in a kiln for the welding process to take effect.
Once the weld has hardened the wires are removed and the
item is thoroughly cleaned before a base enamel, usually white,
is applied. The item is then placed into the firing kiln once
again to solidify the base enamel.
The design outline is then applied and fired. Using finehair
miniature brushes, the craftspeople then handpaint individual
vitreous colours one by one, with separate firings for every
colour, to create lustrous enamel paintings.
It is a delicate and difficult process. If the item if over-fired
even once, colours can fade and all efforts go to waste.
In all 129 tasks are required to make one teapot. Each piece
is individually handcrafted, ensuring that no two pieces are
Intricate craftsmanship and timeless designs make the Charlotte
di Vita Collections enamels works of art to be treasured,
from generation to generation.
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