A WILLIAM GREATBATCH LEAD-GLAZED CREAM-COLORED EARTHENWARE TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1765
molded with fruit and basketwork picked out yellow, green and manganese.
Height 4½ in.
There is a restored chip to the tip of the spout, the overspray extending halfway down the spout; and the cover has an area of restoration beneath overspray extending over almost half of its surface and affecting one side of the knop, and a minor small chip to the rim edge..
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Skinner, Boston, January 26, 2007, lot 68
This form is discussed in David Barker, William Greatbatch, London, 1991, pp. 241-244, where other examples are illustrated.