Almost as bright as the day it was made is this graceful teapot, perhaps supplied by one of the Rose factories in Coalport, but another source can’t be ruled out. It is marked in gold—not a Coalport habit—with pattern number 145. Interestingly, the bottom of the handle shows a faux screw head, as if the handle has been attached there. The simple banded decoration consists of a gilt band with vines, leaves and berries undulating around it. Condition is superb: slight gilt wear and the only damage is a well-nigh invisible crow’s foot in the glaze inside the footrim. This is bound to be original, not later damage. There are also some small chips on the footrim, one of which shows. (I could repair this before shipping if you like.) Gilding is nearly 100%, but the handle does show gilt wear. The stand has one spot of staining and some noticeable wear on one end, at the rim.
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