- Museum number
Teapot and cover; soft-paste porcelain; globular with short neck, grooved loop handle and domed cover with rosebud and leaf finial; painted in colours with four panels of spotted fruit outlined by gilt scrolls on dark blue ground with gilt 'pebble' design; lid similarly decorated; gilt dentelle decoration on rim of pot, cover and spout, gilt scrolls on handle and below spout; marked.
- Production date
- 1775-1780 (circa)
Height: 17 centimetres (with cover)
- Curator's comments
- Dawson 1987
This rather large teapot differs in form and dimensions from others made at the Worcester factory. An unusually-shaped sugar-bowl and cover with comparable decoration exhibited by Albert Amor Ltd. may perhaps have belonged with it as part of a tea service (see 'Dr. John Wall 1708-1776, A Commemorative Loan Exhibition of Dr. Wall Period Worcester Porcelain', Albert Amor Ltd., 1976, no. 56). A bowl from the Frank Lloyd Collection (cat. no. 163) may also have been en suite: the pattern is comparable and the same distinctive grey wispy tendrils appear in the panels painted with fruit as can be seen on the other pieces. Another piece with similar decoration of 'spotted fruit' on a blue ground 'pebbled' in gold is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, inv. Circ. 256-1931. A teapot of exactly the same form and decoration was sold at Sotheby's, 9 April 1957, lot 42.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1987 Jun 10-Jun 15, London, International Ceramics Fair and Seminar Ltd, 'International Ceramics Fair and Seminar'
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number