A good Swinton teapot and cover and a similar mug, circa 1770-78

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Lot 130
A good Swinton teapot and cover and a similar mug, circa 1770-78

Sold for £ 1,125 (US$ 1,484) inc. premium
A good Swinton teapot and cover and a similar mug, circa 1770-78
Both of cylindrical form with rouletted borders, the teapot with a leaf-moulded spout and a cross over handle with distinctive terminals, flower finial, painted in red with an oriental figure standing in a boat, holding a bird on one side and a basket on a pole on the other, flanked by flowering plants, 14.8cm high (cover and spout restored),

Footnotes

  • The teapot is illustrated by Dr Alwyn Cox, Swinton Creamware and Pearlware, Creamware and Pearlware Re-Examined (2005), fig.48, p.127. Identical handle terminals were found on the factory site and are illustrated at p.117, fig.11. The feathery style of painting leaves and scrolls is a distinctive Swinton feature. A mug of similar shape is illustrated by Dr Cox, op cit, p.125, figs.42-43 and a coffee pot with an identical figure is shown as fig.49.
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