This is an English hard paste porcelain teapot. The maker is unknown. The date is the 19th century, circa 1850 to 1870.
The teapot is large, family size. It is about 7” high to the top of the final and about 10 ¼” high to the top of the wood handle. The pot is about 10” from spout-to-handle.
The ground of the body and lid is pink. The spout, handles, finial, inside and bottom are glazed white. There is mild crazing on the white glaze.
The front of the pot shows large circle with brown ducks flying over pale blue water, black and brown foliage, and two small birds perched on a limb.
The wood handle appears to be original to the teapot. It attached to the pot through two looped porcelain handles on each side of the lid.
There is some gold trim on the spout, handles and finial. Most of the gold trim on the finial is worn away due to use and age. There was gold trim around the mouth of the pot at one time and it is mostly worn away.
There are no chips or cracks. There is some stain residue inside the spout that can be cleaned with a skinny brush, and a little inside the pot.
There is a black hand enameled number in overglaze on the underside of the lid and the bottom of the pot; the number is 2069.
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