Well you probably wouldn’t suspect that it would be located in Tennessee, but it is. We traveled to Trenton to see this unique collection. When we arrived, we noticed the teapot signs, “Trenton, TN, Home of the World’s Largest Teapot Collection.”
Where would we find this special collection? Right in the middle of the town at City Hall!
Who would have guessed that the collection would encompass teapots from at least eighteen countries including France, Belgium, Sweden, Holland, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Africa, Egypt, Thailand, Singapore, Ceylon, Hong Kong, and Indochina?
Dent Partee, curator of the Collection, relates, “Doctor Frederick C. Freed donated these to the City of Trenton. He had them in his office and condo. When his brother asked him what he was going to do with them he said, ‘The New York Metropolitan of Art would like them.’ His brother said, ‘Why don’t you give them to the City of Trenton?’ Dr. Freed said, ‘I like the idea,’ and with that he started brining them to Trenton.”