Three Greatbatch teapots
Lot 84
Three William Greatbatch teapots, circa 1770-82
£700 - 900
US$ 1,200 - 1,500
Lot Details
Three William Greatbatch teapots, circa 1770-82
Of cylindrical form with ear-shaped handles, one printed and enamelled with 'Harlequin and Columbine discovered in an arbour', the reverse with 'a lady and, her suitor', 10cm high, another painted with colourful Chinese figures within oval panels, 9.6cm, the third with a portrait of a lady with flowers in her hair, perhaps theatrical, the reverse with a vase of flowers, 9.4cm (all lacking covers, other damage) (3)

Footnotes

  • See David Barker, William Greatbatch (1991), pl. XV for a similar Harlequin and Columbine teapot. The third teapot is illustrated at pl.115, p.216 and discussed on p.215. A similar cartouche is seen on a teapot and cover in the Mint Museum, Charlotte, painted with a portrait of a Turk, perhaps the character Mahomet from Miller's play of the same name.
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