A red stoneware Teapot and Cover, Staffordshire, circa 1770-75
This lead-glazed red stoneware teapot is of delightfully small proportions. It is of cylindrical form and decorated with engine-turned bands of chevron patterning. The tapering straight spout is decorated with a band of wavy engine-turning and the cover is surmounted by an acorn-shaped knop which also serves as the vent. The loop handle is moulded and the strainer has six small holes arranged in a triangular formation.
Condition: There are nibbles to the spout tip and some chipping to the inner rim of the pot. There are nibbles to the edge of the cover with some chipping to the insert. There is a crack to the cover, but this does not go right the way across. No other damage and no restoration. It displays very well indeed.
Dimensions: Height (to top of knop) 10 cm; Length (from spout tip to handle) 15 cm
A Collector’s History of English Pottery, Griselda Lewis (Antique Collectors’ Club, 1987).
English Pottery and Porcelain, Geoffrey Wills (Guinness, 1969).
Ref. C.23&A-1947 for a similar teapot in the Ceramics Collection at the V&A Museum, London.