Teapot and Cover, white salt-glazed stoneware, Staffordshire, c.1760


This small, globular teapot has a moulded crabstock handle and spout. One side of the pot is painted in brightly coloured enamels with a chinoiserie landscape scene in which two large sloping rocks form an x-shape. Flowers are trailing over the rocks and a flock of birds flies above. Two rustic huts flank the scene. The reverse is painted with two large daisy-like flowers. The cover is painted with two small flowers, and the small knop is of acorn form.

Four-hole strainer arranged in diamond form.

Provenance: Mrs Shand Kydd; the Crane Collection; an English Private Collection.

Condition: The teapot has been broken into several pieces and re-stuck. There is some restoration to the tip of the spout and areas close to the opening of the pot. The cover has been broken and restored. Some of the spray is discoloured with age.

Dimensions: Height 9 cm

Early Staffordshire Pottery, Bernard Rackham (Faber & Faber, 1951).


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