A group of inscribed creamwares, two pieces dated 1776 and 1781
Lot 66
A group of inscribed creamwares, two pieces dated 1776 and 1781
Sold for £937 (US$ 1,464) inc. premium

Lot Details
A group of inscribed creamwares, two pieces dated 1776 and 1781
Probably North Eastern, with distinctive floral and border painting including naive red roses, comprising a sucrier and cover with a pierced gallery inscribed 'J M', 12cm high (chips), a drum-shaped teapot inscribed 'Margaret Teasdale', 9cm high (cover lacking, enamel flake), a cylindrical mug with an entwined handle and distinctive moulded and applied terminals, inscribed 'Jas and Elizth Rogers 1776', 14.8cm (cracked, chipped and discoloured), and a rectangular tea canister with a distinctive sloping neck and rouletted borders, inscribed 'MB 1781' 13cm (cover lacking, restored) (5)

Footnotes

  • The tea canister is illustrated by Tom Walford, The Sloping Neck Tea Canister Factory, NCS Newsletter No 163, p.33, figs.1-3 where its North Eastern origin is discussed. The sucrier and cover is illustrated at figs.9 and 10, with special reference to the horizontal flower knop, another North Eastern feature. The handle terminals on the mug are the same the 'Mary Clark' coffee pot illustrated by Tom Walford, Early Creamware from North East England, Creamware and Pearlware Re-Examined (2005), p 106.
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