An important inscribed Lowestoft teapot and cover, dated 1763
Lot 263
An important inscribed Lowestoft teapot and cover, dated 1763
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 6,707) inc. premium

Lot Details
An important inscribed Lowestoft teapot and cover, dated 1763 An important inscribed Lowestoft teapot and cover, dated 1763
An important inscribed Lowestoft teapot and cover, dated 1763
Possibly made for Robert Browne, of globular form with a mushroom finial and scrolled handle, painted in blue with irregularly shaped floral panels reserved on a deep powder blue ground, the underside inscribed 'B' over 'R+E' flanked by the date 1763, a formal motif delicately painted below, the monogram also inscribed under the cover, 13.8cm high (damaged) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Christie's sale, November 1975

    Recorded in the list of dated Lowestoft porcelains by Geoffrey Godden, Lowestoft Porcelain (1985), p.220. An inkpot in the Castle Museum, Norwich, inscribed 'RB' and dated 1762, was described in the Catalogue of Lowestoft China in the possession of Frederick Arthur Crisp (1907) as having been made for Robert Browne, partner and manager of the Lowestoft factory. See Bernard Watney, English Blue and White Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century (1973), pl74A. Dated only a year later, the present lot may have been made for Robert Browne and his wife Elizabeth in a year when they celebrated their 60th and 65th birthdays.
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