A North Eastern banded earthenware teapot and cover, dated 1792

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A North Eastern banded earthenware teapot and cover, dated 1792

Sold for £ 562 (US$ 749) inc. premium
A North Eastern banded earthenware teapot and cover, dated 1792
Possibly Newcastle-upon-Tyne, of cylindrical form in creamware overlaid with a broad band of caramel slip, inscribed in cold gilding 'Thos Woodger (&) Anne Sparks/West Moling, Kent. 1792/ Long may we Live/ Happy may we be/ Blest with content/ & From (misf)ortune Free', the reverse with a farmyard scene, 17.5cm high (spout restored, gilding worn) (2)

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  • Provenance: The Sampson and Horne Collection, sold in these rooms 28 April 2010, lot 541. The marriage of Thomas Woodger of Leybourne (1751-1831) and Ann Sparks of West Maling, Kent took place on 14th July 1792. Wares of this type are often associated with the North-East of England, where trading in wool from Kent and coal from Newcastle-upon-Tyne was very active.
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