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  • Richard Notkin's Heart Teapot: Petrol Hostage

    A teapot with the detailing of a realistic looking heart with chain links wrapped tightly around the heart is called “Heart Teapot: Petrol Hostage,” and it is one of many teapots in the Yixing Series by American ceramist, Richard Notkin, in 2013 (Pentilla, 2014). Notkin’s ceramic heart teapot is a relatively small teapot (6.5” x 11.25” x 5.75”) made from stoneware with a matte glaze that appears to have a rusted color that covers the entire teapot. The abstract teapot was designed to look like a heart with the heart’s vessels forming the handle, lid, and the spout of the teapot. Notkin added realistic detailing to the “Heart Teapot: Petrol Hostage” piece by adding what appears to be carving on the heart with a fine tool to make the teapot’s body resemble a human heart with distinct lines and grooves that provide the heart’s texture. In contrast to…

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  • The Brass Teapot

    The Brass Teapot (2012) The Brass Teapot (2012), directed by Ramaa Mosley and story by Tim Macy, portrays how greed challenges fate. Mosley uses camera techniques,aural techniques and mise-en-scene to convey the message of the film that temptation of greed brings out the worst in people and it’s not worth it in the end. This message is shown throughout the film through the characters, Mosley lets the characters learn from experience as well as teaches the audience the importance of love…

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  • Yiang Teapot Analysis

    As mentioned before, there were two types of inscriptions on the Yixing stoneware teapot. One type was the individual seals placed on the base of the teapots, and the other one was the customized inscriptions on the bodies of the teapots. This new practice of inscribing, on one hand, was significantly influenced by the imperial reign marking tradition; on the other hand, it was the consequence of the mutual respect between skillful and creative Yixing artisans and their patrons, the…

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  • Essay On The Brass Teapot

    vigilant on their approach to remedy economic blight. “The Brass Teapot,” a short story written by Tim Macy demonstrated the effects of a magical money generating brass teapot given to a middle aged married couple with two children in college. This brass seemingly innocuous teapot has the ability to fill up with currency, contingent upon whether the couple engages in verbal and physical abuse. The couple’s desire for monetary acquisition escalates and becomes out of control. Financially…

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  • Teapot Dome Research Paper

    The Teapot Dome scandal involved national security, big oil companies, bribery and corruption at the highest level of the United States government. Before Nixon and the Watergate affair, this was the most serious scandal in our country’s history. The affair took its name from Teapot Dome, a rock formation in Wyoming that looked like a teapot and, more importantly, stood atop a large government naval oil reserve. Albert B. Fall, a rancher and New Mexico’s first U.S. Senator, served as secretary…

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  • Teapot Dome Scandal Research Paper

    Behind closed door deals, bribes, scandal, trades, mass corporations, sounds like the next top crime show, but this is no show. This is the Oil Reserves Scandal also known as the Teapot Dome Scandal. The Teapot Dome Scandal took place in the early 1920s. It was the secret leasing of federal oils by the Secretary of Interior, Albert Fall. After President Harding switched the oil reserve lands from the Navy to the Department of Interior in 1921, Albert Fall secretly gave Harry F. Sinclair from…

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  • Teapot Dome Scandal Pros And Cons

    A better documented scandal is the Teapot Dome scandal. In this scandal, hundreds of thousands of unsecured loans were given. During the presidency of Warren Hardin in 1920, congress gave the secretary of the Navy the power of leasing government owned oil reserves to private companies. In 1921, this power was taken from the Secretary of the Navy and given to the Department of the Interior. This department was led by a close friend of Harding. The head of the Department of the Interior was Albert…

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  • An Analysis Of Organic Teapot By Waldemar Kolbusz

    reference to the desert freeway in Arizona and Nevada, a place where Kolbusz took a life changing journey fifteen years ago when he decided to leave his career as a fully, formally trained accountant to pursue a career that filled his “creative soul” as it has been described. Teapot by Waldemar Kolbusz is currently undocumented in terms of date, but is expected to have been completed at any point between 2000 and present. The best estimate would be anywhere from 2008 to 2012. While Kolbusz’s…

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  • Essay On Corruption In The 1920s

    Despite the 1920s being known as one of the greatest eras of all time due to its luxurious lifestyles and inordinate parties that seemed to start when the sun disappeared and didn't end until the sun once more appeared again, nevertheless, the 1920s was also a time where corruption in government, gang violence and crimes against U.S. law an insurmountable rise that had its disastrous consequences. At the time, President Warren G. Harding was a president that was adored by many, but shortly after…

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  • The Teapot Dome Scandal During President Warren Harding

    Teapot Dome is a rock formation that had petroleum reserves that was used by the U.S Navy. During this time, Naval ships were switching from coal to oil and setting aside oil reserves was crucial in case of a war. In 1922 Albert Fall the secretary of Interior convinced Navy Secretary Edwin C. Denby to transfer control and the result was Fall leased multiple oil fields that were private no-bid contracts. This allowed oil companies to avoid bidding against other competitors. Several under his…

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