Inscribed teapot and cover, a mug and a jug
Lot 100
Three pieces of inscribed creamware, circa 1770
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,604) inc. premium

Lot Details
Three pieces of inscribed creamware, circa 1770
Three pieces of inscribed creamware, circa 1770
Staffordshire or Yorkshire, the inscriptions within red and black scrolled cartouches, comprising a fine large jug with crisply turned strapwork, crossover handle with applied terminals and gadrooned borders picked out in green, inscribed 'When This you see Remember me Tho' many miles We didtant be', 17.5cm high (cracked), a globular teapot and cover inscribed 'Dream not of joys Unmixed here below No Roses her but What on thorns do Grow', the reverse with a group of buildings, 15.2cm high (a few small chips), and a cylindrical mug inscribed 'Health to bodey Peaice of mind a clean shirt and a guinea', 13cm high (cracked) (3)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the jug from the Donald Towner Collection, exhibited in the ECC Jubilee Exhibition 1977 and illustrated by Donald Towner, Creamware (1978), p.129, fig.61. Decoration in this style is normally attributed to the Robinson and Rhodes workshop but similar work was also done in Staffordshire.
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