This gorgeous Lenox Belleek hand painted decorated teapot stands a tall 10" high by 8" across with the handle by 4" wide. It has an ornate and statuesque pedestaled form, with an exaggerated upswept spout, and a large boxy, notched handle at its side. It is decorated all around with highly stylized Arts & Crafts blossoms and leaves, which emanate from the base of the teapot to the shoulder, a very striking design! The mark dates this teapot to circa 1906-1920. It is glazed in a ground of Mother-of-Pearl, with complementary colors in the decoration, just exquisite. The handle, base, and finial are glazed in a lush heavy gilding. This impressive teapot is marked with the Lenox Belleek green logo on the bottom. It is in excellent condition, with a very good restoration to a small chip at the base edge of the handle. The circle marks are from camera glare, this china-painted teapot makes an absolutely stunning presentation!
According to the Trenton, NJ City Museum website, Ceramic Art Company (Lenox) - In 1889, Walter Scott Lenox left Willets and went into partnership with Jonathan Coxon, superintendent of Ott & Brewer, and founded the Ceramic Art Company (CAC). This partnership lasted until the spring of 1896 when Coxon sold his interest to Lenox. The company continued as the Ceramic Art Company with the word "Lenox" or 'Belleek' added beneath the CAC mark. In February 1906, the name of the company was changed to Lenox, Inc. It is one of the few Trenton potteries from the 19th century that has survived to the present.
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