Pamela - many thanks for remembering my tea warmer, and for showing us your collection of beauties. What delightful and contrasting shapes. Splendid. Thank you so much.
Anne and Anne E.B. - thank you both too. It's absolutely fascinating to see the design progression of this intriguing, functional yet fabulous, form.
And Pamela, I have just recently (in the past few days) found out something extra regarding my tea warmer. It is both revealing and yet puzzling, and deepens the mystery. I'll try and upload the information to my website and mention it here, as soon as I have done it.
Thanks again to you all, for sharing.