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TEAPOT LOVERS MUST READ I just got in a teapot with a big hump in the bottom.  I’d never seen one like it before and certainly wasn’t sure of the purpose of the hump, so of course I googled it.  The first thing I came to was Wikipedia, which I donate to because I find their information very useful.  The information about teapots that they shared was fascinating.  For example, did you know that when teapots first started that they were all small because they were single serving?  True!  Did you know that porcelain couldn’t be made in Europe in the early 1700s and because most teapots were made of porcelain, it usually was only the richest that could afford them.  Did you know historically the Chinese drank tea from the spout?  I can’t wait to research that a bit more.  I want to know why.  Go to Wikipedia and read about your favorite collectible and maybe consider a small donation.  Unfortunately, I still don’t know the reason for the hump, so if any of you do, please let me know.