A rare and interesting Yorkshire Creamware teapot and cover, circa 1766
Lot 27
A rare and interesting Yorkshire Creamware teapot and cover, circa 1766
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Lot Details
A rare and interesting Yorkshire Creamware teapot and cover, circa 1766
Protesting against the Cider Act, globular with a crabstock spout and cross over handles, an embossed diaper band around the circumference, inscribed in black within a red feather-like cartouche 'No Cyder Act', the reverse with 'Apples at Liberty' within a similar cartouche, 13.5cm high (2)

Footnotes

  • The Cider Act of 1763 led to widespread protests in Britain and especially in the Colonies. The repeal of the tax in July 1766 was celebrated throughout the country. See an article by Roger Kemp in Country Magazine, June 1985, where the present lot is illustrated, p.31. A very similar teapot was exhibited by Sampson and Horne, 2007, catalogue fig.73
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