Here is an eye-catching and interesting set that includes the teapot and coffeepot, the sugar bowl, and four cups and saucers. The coffeepot stands about eight inches tall, and several pieces still bear their label from a Christie’s auction where they were sold at some point. No chips or cracks worth mentioning, but three pieces had small patches where the glaze had flaked off, and these have been repainted to match. The saucers show a bit of wear but in general this vivid set is in wonderful condition, as you can see in the photos. Creil is a city in France where a factory started making pottery in the English style around 1794. The director was an Englishman named Bagnal, in association with a Frenchman, Monsieur de Saint-Cricq-Cazeaux. Nothing more is known about Bagnal, except that he later turns up in the Lord of the Rings. (The French tend to spell his name in French style as Baignol. Or perhaps he was actually a Frenchman named Baignol, and the Brits anglicize his name as Bagnal. Since nobody knows anything more about him, feel free to hypothesize.) The factory joined with the Montereau factory early in the nineteenth century, about 1819, and together they continued making ceramics until about 1895. The joint venture traded as Creil et Montereau and is known among other things for its transfer-printed ceramics. This rare set comes from the early period when Creil was making pottery on its own. Single pieces from this period are rare. A set is quite rare.

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Bone China, Ceramics, Creamware, Decorative, Hand Painted, Pottery
Empire, Neoclassical
France • French
Coffeepots, Tea Sets, Teacups, Teacups & Saucers, Teapots

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C1810 Creil (pre Montereau) Tea & Coffee Set Pink Luster Sunderland style Antique Pottery France French


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