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A Fine English Leeds Chintz Creamware Teapot & Cover, Circa 1770's.


A Fine English Chintz Creamware Teapot & Cover,

Leeds, Yorkshire,

Circa 1775.

The cylindrical teapot has a concave neck decorated with a painted  iron-red and black flowering plant.  This type of painting has been linked to the Leeds enamelling shop.

The sides painted with alternating vertical bands, one looking like bamboo in iron-red and the other in blue quatrefoil pattern and black semicircles.  These patterns are repeated on the cover.  the rims are painted in a distinctive blue enamel.  The knob and terminals picked out in blue, yellow and green.

Condition: Excellent body; the cover has an old break which has a museum repair.

Height: 5 1/2 inches

Reference: Creamware and other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House, Leeds: A Catalogue of the Leeds Collection, Peter Walton, Page 191, #770 for very similar teapot.

The author mentions a similar pot illustrated by Towner, plate 22B.  This was incised with a crescent mark and the letter B.  Similar marks appear on block moulds from the Leeds Pottery at Temple Newson House. (No. 350).