At first Thorley frowned on the Hall China Company’s request to make teapots with “diamonds” on the outside. After he acquiesced, Thorley created designs that were commercially successful for over a decade. Today these unusual vessels are known by collectors as “Thorley Teapots.” He designed all six so they could be sold with or without the shiny rhinestones, which he called “brilliants.” As with the Victorian series, Hall developed alluring names to market these teapots. The shapes were called Windcrest, Royal, Regal, Starlight, and Grape.

Teapots, designed ca. 1958-59, produced throughout 1960s
Gold Label / Brilliant Series
Hall China Company
East Liverpool, Ohio