A LEAD-GLAZED CREAM-COLORED EARTHENWARE CYLINDRICAL TEA CANISTER AND COVER CIRCA 1760
probably Wedgwood, striped with alternating green and yellow vertical bands, embossed with dotted bands and applied with sprigged foliate rosettes.
Height 4 in.
In generally good condition. There is a fine mesh of glaze crazing which has resulted in some minor staining. There is short faint Y-shaped hairine crack to rim edge of canister. In overall good appearance.
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.
Peter Williams, 1987
A tea canister of the form and embossed decoration, though without the sprigged motifs is illustrated in Wolf Mankowitz, Wedgwood, New York, 1953, pl. II.