A WEDGWOOD CREAMWARE TRANSFER-PRINTED TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1765
of globular form, affixed with a foliate handle and cauliflower molded spout, printed on either side with a couple under a tree with a lamb to their side, and two figures dancing to a third playing a violin, the cover printed with a foliate scroll cartouche, impressed Wedgwood mark in lower case letters.
Height 5½ in.
End and base of spout restored. Firing related haircrack to top of handle where it joins the body. Areas of restoration to both sides of pot, covering a crack running down from the rim through the female figure on one side. 1/8 inch chip to rim of pot and tiny bruise crack. Cover sits low and the body is a slightly paler color, it is possibly not original to the pot. The knop has several small chips to the top.
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Collection of E. Norman Stretton, no. C136, bearing label