This gorgeous teapot was made in about 1830, soon after Minton had reintroduced the manufacture of bone china. The revival of the Rococco style was all the rage, and bone china was the ideal material for the flowing shapes and over-the-top decoration of that style.
This teapot has a wishbone handle, an arched finial, and a 15 hole triangular strainer. It is almost 6" high and 11.25" from handle to spout.
It weighs over 2 pounds.
Although not marked, this shape can be found on page 180 of "The Dictionary of Minton" and page 299, plate 1723 of the "A Directory of British Teapots". The one shown in the "Directory" is also unmarked. It is "shape E, Dresden Embossed" in the Minton shape book.
The teapot displays beautifully, but is not usable due to cracks near the strainer and in the base. The handle is perfect, the spout is perfect, and the cover is perfect. The damage is apparent when looking at the interior and the base, and virtually invisible elsewhere.
There is no wear to the gilding or the pattern, so I theorize that the cracks happened about 190 years ago, and the teapot has been "on display" since then.
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Antique Minton Teapot, Rococco Revival Bone China, Green & White, c 1830, A/F