And now, for the lovely English Mum, and anyone else with a passionate interest in teapots/scams/the concept of caveat emptor, I present a series of photos of my dodgy teapot, contrasted with the genuine article. Prepare to be (mildly) outraged.
And now, some photos of the genuine article. These are close-ups of a coffee pot I bought on good old English eBay, which doesn’t sell fakes and will actually give you a refund if you are ripped off. Not that I’m bitter. Much.
And, last but not least, a photo of a genuine Ostindia teapot. It’s not mine, alas:
Ok, ok, I know my teapot is roughly the same colour, and it’s definitely the same shape, and it’s still pretty much as cute as a genuine teapot. And nobody died, and it really doesn’t matter one single jot. But it is a fake, and I paid for the real thing.
I’ll stop going on about it now. Really. I promise.