A creamware teapot and cover
Lot 103
A Wedgwood creamware teapot and cover, circa 1775
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,731) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Wedgwood creamware teapot and cover, circa 1775
Globular with a scrolled handle and a leaf-moulded spout picked out in puce, painted in colours probably in the Rhodes workshop with a couple embracing before a group of buildings, a bird in flight above them, the reverse with a seated lady holding a fishing rod, inscribed 'CH' above the spout, 14cm high (restored) (2)

Footnotes

  • Tom Walford discussed the decoration on this teapot in a lecture. "The gentleman is clutching the servant maid perhaps rather too closely while on the other side of the pot there is seated an elegant lady in a large hat, apparently fishing, perhaps because her husband is paying too much attention to the maid...or is she holding a long whip with which to bring him to heel? Whatever the story, it makes interesting decoration".
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  1. John Sandon
    Specialist - British Ceramics
    Bonhams
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    United Kingdom
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