A rare creamware coffee pot and cover, circa 1765
Lot 69
Two rare creamware coffee pots and covers attributed to Thomas Whieldon, circa 1765
Sold for £750 (US$ 1,260) inc. premium
Lot Details
Two rare creamware coffee pots and covers attributed to Thomas Whieldon, circa 1765
One of pear shape with an elaborately moulded spout and entwined ropetwist handle, the terminals applied with flowers and leaves, further sprigs applied below the spout and surrounding the pierced mushroom finial, rouletted borders, 23cm high (short cracks and tiny chips), the other with a crisply moulded spout and double scroll handle, the plain body with traces of flowers in cold gilding, 20.5cm high (4)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the rope handled example from Jonathan Horne, illustrated by Tom Walford, A Collector's Progress, English Pottery Studies in Honour of Jonathan Horne (2011), p.116, fig.3. Both are illustrated by Tom Walford, The Search for Whieldon's Creamware, ECC Trans., Vol.17, Pt.3, 2001, pp.436-437. The same spout as the first mentioned is found on two redware coffee pots, the handles of which match shards excavated at Fenton Vivian, as does the ropetwist handle. The unusual positioning of the applied flower and leaf sprigs appears to be a Whieldon feature. The distinctive double scroll handle, a further feature of Whieldon productions, is also seen on the puzzle jug in the previous lot.
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