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Copper Lustre Teapot, As Is, Study Piece, Antique 19th C English
This attractive teapot is early. It dates c. 1820. The molded gadrooned shape can be found on page 233, plate 1394 of "Anthology of British Teapots" by Michael Berthoud. He classifies it as "Unidentified".
The pot is about 5-1/2" high and about 10" from spout to handle.
The pink lustre and white lustre band around the belly is decorated with tendrils, leaves and flowers. The pink becomes a nice purple color applied over the copper lustre.
The piece has condition problems, yet still displays well. 1. The lid has been broken and re-stuck. There are also chips to the lid. 2. There are minor chips on the spout. 3. There is damage to the foot rim...some of it has been broken away. However, the damage does NOT go through to the interior. The interior of the pot is solid and undamaged.
The good news: The handle and spout are in good condition, and the finial is original.
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