Teapot and Cover, probably Philip Christian, Liverpool, soft paste porcelain, c.1768-70


This delightful Liverpool teapot is of a charming small size, and is attractively painted with European floral bouquets, including pink roses and an anemone. The paste, glaze, flattened-globular shape and pointed finial all indicate Philip Christian manufacture, and a production date of between 1768-70. The shape and pattern closely resemble Worcester of the early 1760s.

The strainer has five holes.

The teapot is unmarked.

Condition: Good - no chips, cracks or restoration, just a little surface wear and a few manufacturing anomalies: there is a small clay tear to the section of the cover that sits within the neck of the teapot, and although it is the original cover, it does not sit entirely flush; the tip of the spout is slightly off-centre.

Dimensions: Height (to top of finial) 14.5 cm; Length (from tip to handle) 18.5 cm

Liverpool Porcelain 1756-1804, Maurice Hillis (2011).

Liverpool Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century, Bernard M. Watney, Richard Dennis (1997).


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