A WEDGWOOD LEAD-GLAZED CREAM-COLORED EARTHENWARE MELON TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1759-60
of globular form, affixed with a leaf-form handle and cauliflower spout, the ribbed and rouletted body picked out in vivid green and ochre-yellow stripes.
Height 4¾ in.
In overall good appearance, the spout has been re-stuck at the terminal and the handle is replaced. There are two shallow chips to the edge of the footrim.
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Collection of Theodore and Rosalind Spak, Miami, no. 225, bearing label, 1984
Peter Williams and Pat Halfpenny, A Passion for Pottery, Further Selections from the Henry H. Weldon Collection, 2000, p. 139, no.80, note that "'Melon' wares are well documented in invoices and other records of the 1760s as being amongst the products of many Staffordshire factories".