We are delighted to offer this Victorian English Majolica Teapot named "The China Man" made Circa 1870. This is the same mold that Minton used for this pot. As you can see in the picture of the bottom, it is marked but using Godden's and several other references I can't positively identify it as Minton. They did do their pot in several color combinations so "who knows?" The body of the pot is molded as a Japanese dwarf dressed in a cobalt robe, holding a mask of a dark skinned person. Good bright colorful glaze decoration all round, pink interior. The back of his "head" and the braided handle are done in a mottled sponged glaze. The pot has a painted mark to the base. I guarantee it to be vintage circa 1870's/80's. This is a very difficult piece to find, this is your chance to own a terrific piece of majolica. Having collected Majolica for 35+ years I feel comfortable calling the piece hard to find and probably made by Minton.
CONDITION: The tip of the spout is rough. The finial is chipped. There is a very old spider style hairline on the rim of the cover. I have photographed all of these areas for you.