This magnificent early 19th C teapot is a "study piece" only. It was professionally repaired years ago, and now is suitable only for display.
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The teapot is as rare as it is beautiful. It is John Rose's pattern #793. That pattern may be seen decorating another teapot shape on page 84 of Michael Messenger's book "Coalport". He describes the pattern as "a design incorporating naturally coloured flowers within a deep cobalt blue ground embellished with gilt". The teapot shape can be seen on page 239, plate 1434 of the "Directory of British Teapots" by Berthoud & Maskell. Both books date this pattern c. 1820. This teapot has that pattern number on the base.
It's approximately 6-1/2" high, 10-3/4" long.
We also have available a matching tea cup and saucer, which are in excellent condition.
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