A LOWESTOFT PORCELAIN BLUE AND WHITE SMALL TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1770-75
of globular form with a plain loop handle, the teapot printed on either side with the same vignette of a figure crossing a bridge in front of a building and pierced rockwork, the cover with two vignettes showing Aesop's fable of the Fox and the Crow, blue concentric circles at the rims.
Height 4⅛ in.
The porcelain is in generally good condition. However, the Chinoiserie decoration of the teapot does not carry through to the cover, which is painted with a fable subject. it is possible that the cover is matched to the teapot.
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Phillips London, September 10, 1986