Rare antique teapot with a British Patent porcelain pad showing it was made between 1842 and 1883, likely one of a kind. The tea pot is 7.25 inches handle to spout and about 6.5 inches tall. It sits on three very short feet.
There is amazing detail on this teapot. It has sprigged, bright pink wild roses and vines around the pot and the finial is an applied rose. The rough handle is made to resemble a branch or stem. The teapot has an all-over design of tiny checks. At the top and around the bottom are a series of six indentations, serving no purpose but to add to its charm.
There's a small, touched-up chip on the spout (last picture) and on the rose finial. One foot has a tiny paint chip. It has remnants of an old sticker on the bottom. Numerous soot specks, consistent with manufacturing capabilities in the mid-19th century. No cracks, no restorations. Outstanding antique condition.