19th C. Openwork Creamware Potpourri, Leeds Pottery19th C. Openwork Creamware Potpourri, Leeds Pottery19th C. Openwork Creamware Potpourri, Leeds Pottery19th C. Openwork Creamware Potpourri, Leeds Pottery19th C. Openwork Creamware Potpourri, Leeds Pottery19th C. Openwork Creamware Potpourri, Leeds Pottery19th C. Openwork Creamware Potpourri, Leeds Pottery19th C. Openwork Creamware Potpourri, Leeds Pottery

This Openwork Creamware Potpourri Container or Urn is impressed “Leeds Pottery” (faintly on the underside of the bottom) and dates to the 19th Century. The “Leeds Pottery” mark was used throughout the 19th Century and although my initial thoughts when I saw this piece were to date it c. 1880, it is thin and delicate enough that it could come from the 1820 period. It is hexagonal in shape and is about 9” tall; the base measures about 3 1/8” across. There are 2 distinct openwork patterns, on that includes open swirls and the other with a diamond-shaped grid. The openwork lids shows the latter pattern while the base has what appear to be flowers and leaves. It is a very handsome piece and it is in excellent condition: there are no chips, cracks, or breaks and only 2 small area of restorations, one to a tip of a pointed edge of the lid and the other, possibly, to the finial. Both are barely noticeable. It is clean and although the mark is hard to read and photograph, you can, with work, make it out. An elegant and rare piece for your dressing table.

ITEM ID
WPA1064
ITEM TYPE
Antique

19th C. Openwork Creamware Potpourri, Leeds Pottery

$395

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