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Teapot

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The wheel-thrown spherical teapot has an entwined handle, a fluted spout, and a domed cover with a flower finial. The stand is of fluted hexagonal shape with a flat, unglazed base. The reserve panels on the scale blue ground are framed in gilt scrollwork and beading. The larger panels contain...

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Marks

Teapot: fretted square in underglaze blue. Stand: crescent in blue

Provenance

Sir Austin Chamberlain, K.G. Estate of the late Eli B. Springs. The American Art Association; November 19-24, 1934, the American Art Association sold as lot 694. By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

English, about 1770

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Overall (teapot): 15.7 x 21.4 cm (6 3/16 x 8 7/16 in.) Overall (stand): 2 x 14.2 cm (13/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2163a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with underglaze scale blue ground, decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain