A hexongal teapot and cover
Lot 53
A rare creamware teapot and cover, circa 1770
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,571) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare creamware teapot and cover, circa 1770
Of hexagonal shape moulded in relief with panels of Chinese figures, picked out in colours, the shoulder and cover embossed with Chinoiserie ornament picked out in red and yellow, the finial in the form of a spaniel, 12.5cm high (some restoration) (2)


  • Provenance: Gary Atkins, Exhibition March 2005, catalogue fig.42. Illustrated by Diana Edwards, The Influence of Saltglazed Stoneware on Creamware, Creamware and Pearlware Re-examined, p.153, figs.13-14 together with a block master mould for this teapot now in the V and A. The moulded panels are taken from Darly and Edwards' A New Book of Chinese Designs, Calculated to improve the present taste, consisting of figures, buildings, & furniture, etc'. Published in 1754, the book consisted of 120 plates. A very similar example was exhibited by Jonathan Horne, Catalogue pt.8 (1988), fig.220. For other related figure moulding see Donald Towner, Creamware (1978), pls. 9A and B. The same handle and spout occur on lead-glazed teapots with different Chinese moulding, see the Henry Weldon Collection, pp.196-7.
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