This teapot is a rare find. It is decorated with pink & white raised enamel flowers & tripod stilt marks & lack of backstamp make this an early piece. The teapot should only be used as a decorative item as I cannot guarantee its safe use if filled with boiling water or the quality of the liquid if consumed.
Dimensions: Handle to Spout 22.5cm Base to Handle 15cm Base 14cm wide
Research indicates the teapot is most likely “Jackfield-type Ware” as it is made of red clay with elaborate floral decoration on thin walls with a deep, shiny, lustrous black glaze on both the interior & exterior. Jackfield-type wares were produced between 1740 & 1790, however this piece was most likely produced sometime in the 19th century. Production was commonly associated with the Staffordshire area & once a glaze & decorative pattern such as Jackfield became popular, it was continued indefinitely. (Source: Florida Museum Historical Archaeology Type Collection).
**Due to the size & extremely fragile nature it does not qualify for flat rate postage – the additional postage costs have been included in the purchase price**
Notes on condition – as returns will not be accepted based on the condition as described & shown, please contact me prior to purchase if you require any further information:
- there is a 0.3cm chip to the underside of the spout (which helpfully reveals the red clay of the teapot);
- the edges of the base have some rubbing & remnants of gold gilding which would be expected given the age of the piece;
- the high gloss finish makes it difficult to photograph & as such there is reflection present; and
- please view the photos included with the listing as these form an integral part of the listing.
Disclaimer: The teapot has not been appraised by an expert.
*Postage Sizing: Large Item*
If you would like to purchase additional *medium or large-sized items* with this order, the combined items will not qualify for flat rate postage. Please contact me prior to purchase for a postage quote.