Here is an early 19th-century teapot with Chinoiseries decoration. This style developed in England in the 18th century and reflected an interest in the exotic East. Based on the sketches of artists and the memories of tourists who visited the Orient, Chinoiseries was a raging fad for a time, and still is popular, but the designs today are more authentic. This is a standard Machin teapot shape of the period, but is not marked except for the pattern number, which is typical. It was first fired with the printed design and then the colors were filled in by hand in later firings. Machin & Company were in business at Burslem from about 1812 to 1822. The teapot is eleven inches long and has no damage, but some areas have faint black specks where the glaze was a little thicker. That, plus the low pattern number, suggests that this was one of the earlier products of this factory, closer to 1812 than the 1820s.

A warm welcome! Please consider all our offerings, and feel free to inquire about more information. We’re always buying, so let us know if you have early porcelain items to sell.

Laureate Antiques

Machin Antique Porcelain Teapot in Chinoiseries Pattern 185, C1815.


Add to Cart
Email Shop Owner

2 other shoppers are interested in this item

    Your trusted assistant for building a collection or decorating.
    Fine porcelain and ceramics of the 18th and 19th centuries


    since 2018

    Laureate Antiques

    South Bend , IN This Shop is rated Gold - 100 or more sales Goldsince 2018