A very colorful Staffordshire pearlware teapot with a swirl body, gallery top and swan finial. The body of the teapot is decorated with bold enameled (over glaze) flowers and greens, and there are pink enameled borders on both the pot and the lid. The swan itself has enamel decoration, and there is blue enamel edging. Strong pearlware glaze. No maker’s markings, but it dates from the 1800-1820 period when this shape was popular. The teapot is about 6” tall and 9” from handle to spout.
Condition is very fine, or better. Clean (and ready to use if so desired) and crisp, there are no cracks, lines or restoration. Some very slight edge roughness under the spout and a tiny, shallow edge chip on one of the corners of the lid (see the photo of just the lid). The only enamel loss (very slight) is on the tops of the gallery edge. A very nice teapot for your collection. And you can even use it!!