Two 'Tortoiseshell' teapots and covers, Staffordshire and Cockpit Hill, circa 1755-65
Lot 41
Two Tortoiseshell-ware teapots and covers, Staffordshire and Cockpit Hill, circa 1755-65
Sold for £937 (US$ 1,575) inc. premium
Lot Details
Two Tortoiseshell-ware teapots and covers, Staffordshire and Cockpit Hill, circa 1755-65
Both with a tortoiseshell glaze, the Staffordshire example of globular shape raised on three paw feet with a crabstock handle and spout, the cover surmounted with a bird finial, 11.7cm high, the Cockpit Hill example of attractive small size, 8cm high (both with some restoration) (4)

Footnotes

  • The Staffordshire example is illustrated by Roger Massey, Understanding Creamware, Creamware and Pearlware Re-Visited (2005), fig.3, p.18. The Cockpit Hill example is illustrated by Tom Walford, Cockpit Hill-some evidence from Sherds and other places, Creamware and Pearlware Re-Visited (2005), fig.42, p.196. The chamfered spout and flat topped button knop are features of the first phase of production at Cockpit Hill. Examples in this small size are very rare.
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  1. John Sandon
    Specialist - British Ceramics
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