A similar teapot is illustrated by Arnold Mountford, Staffordshire Salt-Glazed Stoneware, pl. 91. A similar example from the Harriet Carlton Goldweitz collection was sold in these rooms, January 20, 2006, lot 66.
The cover is extensively restored, possibly covering a break. There is a tiny hole to the edge of the spout, a tiny chip to one corner of the roof, and a pinhead chip to the underside of the edge of roof. There is a small painted area on the spout, possibly covering a hole. Otherwise in good condition. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.