In the imitative (copy any successful teapot!) furor of late 18th-century English ceramics, it’s hard to tell if this shape was copied directly from a silver teapot or from a porcelain teapot such as those made by New Hall, a factory in Castleford or the Keeling factory. Whatever the source of the design, the combination of simple and straightforward flower decoration and the vertical molding is especially pleasing in this case. The painted swags are reminiscent of swags on classical vases. The teapot is six inches tall. There is a stained hairline down by the base and two small chips to the lid (shown).
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