Teapots on three feet were an early development in British ceramics but they were usually quite a bit smaller than this one, which is five and three-quarters inches tall and eight and a quarter inches from handle to spout. The glaze is dense black and very lustrous, and when you look inside you can see clearly the finger marks of the craftsman who fashioned it on the potter’s wheel over 250 years ago. This type of ware is collectively known as Jackfield, though the pottery in Jackfield, Shropshire, run by Richard Thursfield was only one of many potteries making this kind of earthenware. Numerous small chips remain on the edge of the lid, the opening and the spout, and one foot has a small glaze touchup, but they testify to the great age of the teapot and I decided to present this teapot as is, showing its pedigree. No cracks or major chips.

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Large Jackfield 18thc. British Staffordshire Teapot on Three Feet c.1760.


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