Two teapots with covers and one without
Lot 74
Two William Greatbatch teapots and covers and another Greatbatch teapot, circa 1770-82
Sold for £562 (US$ 944) inc. premium
Lot Details
Two William Greatbatch teapots and covers and another Greatbatch teapot, circa 1770-82
The teapots and covers of ovoid form with crossover handles, fluted spouts and flower finials, the larger painted in red and black with a bridge connecting two islands and a fisherman in a sampan, the moulded gadrooned borders picked out in blue, 13.6cm high, the smaller teapot and cover with applied flower and leaf terminals, painted with naive flower sprays, 11.6cm high (both cracked and chipped, covers restored), the other teapot with a lathe-turned raised central band incised with chevrons, painted in red and black with a bridge between two islands, 11.3cm high (cover lacking, chipped and cracked) (5)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the first mentioned teapot and cover from the Gautier and Donald Towner Collections, illustrated by David Barker, William Greatbatch (1991), pl.130, p.222. The related lid-less teapot is illustrated at p.186, pl.63 and has Type 23 handle terminals.
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