An immensely-appealing teapot in the "Temple" pattern and flow black on white (the body of which is more of a biscuit color). The tapered 8 panel vessel is ridged at the base and top. The mystical Xanadu-like scene of the right side appears slightly more distinct and less "flowed" than the left. The eight paneled lid matches the pot and although not as stained, is undoubtedly original. Exact identification of the pot is not possible at this time but it is thought to possibly be from Podmore Walker of Dunstall in north Staffordshire. The only mark on it is a tiny "C" stamped on the bottom which may not be the potter.
Condition is very good for its age with only three small repairs. There was a chip on the edge of the lid, one in the bottom lip of the spout and the finial on the lid,which was reattached. Two old chips on the inside edge of the pot were considered too insignificant to bother correcting. There are no cracks or hairlines. The glaze is evenly checked overall as you would expect. It measures approximately 9" tall.
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