Doulton Burslem Royle's Patent Self Pouring blue and white chintz teapot.
According to the website 'Antiques and Teacups"....The teapot works by a pumping mechanism. The lid is raised then depressed with the finger covering the small hole in the top generating pressure within the teapot to expel tea out of the spout. The curved spout meant the teapot did not have to be lifted. The water was forced through the tea leaves in the bottom.
A pewter lid has a domed gadrooned top surmounted by a black ceramic knob.
Registered Mark for 1879.
Light crazing commensurate with age, otherwise no condition issues.
Marks: marked in blue on base 'ROYLES PATENT SELF POURING No 6327 1886 MANUFACTURED BY DOULTON'S BURSLEM
10 1/4" from outside of handle to outside of spout. 8 1/2" to the top of the finial.
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