A Whieldon type hexagonal teapot and cover
Lot 37
A Staffordshire lead glazed teapot and cover, circa 1765
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,297) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Staffordshire lead glazed teapot and cover, circa 1765
Of hexagonal shape with a cabbage-leaf moulded spout and leaf scroll handle, the side panels embossed with Chinese figures against a whorl-diaper ground, the shoulder and cover with Gothic borders, richly glazed overall with underglaze coloured oxides, 12.5cm high (chips to the teapot neck restored) (2)


  • This teapot is illustrated by Diana Edwards, The influence of Saltglazed Stoneware on Creamware, Creamware and Pearlware Re-Examined (2007), p.154, pl.16. The source for the moulded figures is George Edwards' and Matthias Darly's New Book of Chinese Designs, first published in London in 1754. Biscuit and lead-glazed earthenware wasters with similar moulding have been excavated at Thomas Whieldon's Fenton Vivian factory site. A smaller teapot from the Weldon collection moulded with the same panels as the present example is illustrated by Leslie B. Grigsby (1990) item 94a, p.196. Another from the Shand Kydd Collection is illustrated by Henry Sandon, Coffee Pots and Teapots (1973), pl.35.
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