This attractive early 19th C earthenware teapot with rising cape is shown on page 140, plates 837 & 838 of "A Directory of British Teapots" by Berthoud & Maskell. They date it c 1824, and mention the "mock rivets" of the handle. The shape is identical, but different bat prints were used on this teapot.
Four different bat prints were used. The two main prints have just been identified by author and researcher Dick Henrywood. My main photo shows Whitton Place in Middlesex. The second photo shows Brecknock Castle and Bridge, South Wales. The two vignettes on the cover have not been identified. On the cover, a Georgian manor house. 4.) Also on the cover, possibly a chateau.
The teapot is 5-3/4" high, and about 11" long.
The condition is only fair. The good news: the handle, spout, and finial are all intact and undamaged. The bad news: there is a crack which runs along most of the bottom of the teapot. There are a few chips, with the most obvious being on the edge of the shoulder. There is some staining, and some surface nicks to the orange enamel trim.
Despite the flaws, it displays quite well, as the photos show.
The authors of the book were not able to identify the maker of the teapot. It is unmarked. They suggest a Staffordshire pottery. I am curious about how they came up with such a specific date as 1824...
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Antique English Teapot, Red Bat Prints of Middlesex & South Wales, Early 19th C, A/F