A WEDGWOOD CREAMWARE TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1775
of globular shape with a leaf-molded spout and double twisted handle, perhaps painted in the workshop of David Rhodes, with a vignette showing Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn in her chariot drawn by two winged horses, the reverse with a colorful sunrise below two winged putti heads, separated by a 'chintz' band, impressed lower case Wedgwood mark.
Height 5⅜ in.
In overall good appearance. The lower edge of the tip of the spout has been replaced. The cover broken and restored, the knop replaced. Some scattered minor scratching and flakes to enamels.
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Bonhams London, December 8, 2004, lot 257
Jonathan Horne, London, bearing label, January 2007
A Wedgwood teapot depicting Aurora was in the Oster Collection, sold at Sotheby's London, November 30, 1971, lot 50, and a similarly decorated Greatbatch creamware teapot in the collection of the City Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, is illustrated in David Barker, William Greatbatch a Staffordshire Potter, London, 1991, col. pl. X.