A large Staffordshire pearlware teapot in rich blue transfer, the pattern comprised of butterflies and flowers.
Description: approximately 12½” wide (from handle to tip of spout) x 6½” deep x 8” tall (top of the finial on the lid). The teapot weighs about 2 pounds, 14 ounces.
We have been unable to identify the name of the pattern (if there is one), and there is no indication of the maker. It is almost certainly English pottery made in Staffordshire, and likely dates to the first third of the nineteenth century.
Condition: good, albeit with professional restorations to the end of the spout and to the finial on the lid. The lid has been broken and chipped, but has been repaired and/or shored up, and there are restorations to the edge of the lid. There is one chip to the edge of the opening under the lid. Despite this, the pot displays very well. The interior of the pot is crazed and somewhat stained. Most of the outer surface is bright and shiny.
We have done our best to show damage, flaws, restorations and repairs in the photographs we submit with this listing.
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