Birmingham – Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (Abolition Teapot)

An abolition teapot produced in around the 1770s by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons in Stoke-on-Trent, with the text reading:

“Health to the sick, honour to the brave, success to the lover and freedom to the slave”.

Wedgwood was an abolitionist and spent a fair sum of his own money on supporting the campaign to end slavery. He later produced medallions of a slave in chains, with the message “Am I not a Man and a Brother?” which became an icon of the abolitionist movement.