A WEDGWOOD BLUE AND WHITE JASPERWARE TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1785
shape no. 303, the solid-blue 'dimpled' body applied in relief with scenes from 'The Reading Lesson', above an acanthus leaf band, affixed with a white jasper leaf-molded spout and handle, the cover with a Cupid knop, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD mark.
Height 7 in.
The piece is in overall good appearance.
There is a small chip to rim of spout. There is a four point star crack body crack to the side not illustrated in the catalogue. To the side illustrated there is a faint body crack located at the acanthus leaf decoration, measuring approximately 3.5 cm
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Collection Mr. and Mrs. Z. Brodkiewicz, bearing label
Kantor Collection, bearing label
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Paine Art Center, 1965, no. D-32, bearing label
19th Wedgwood International seminar, 1974, bearing label