AN ENGLISH CREAMWARE 'CHINTZ' PATTERN TEAPOT AND A COVER AND A TEABOWL, PROBABLY WEDGWOOD CIRCA 1768
probably painted in the workshop of David Rhodes, the teapot of globular form, affixed with a leaf-molded spout and strap handle, with geometric patterns interspersed with flower sprigs, the teabowl in an associated pattern.
Height of teapot 5⅜ in.
Two adjacent small flat chips, measuring approximately 1/2-in. and 1/4-in., to the teapot's rim edge above the handle and a tiny flat chip to the tip of the spout. Some patches of discoloration to the handle and some very minor occasional short scratch marks to the enamels. The knop of the cover has been off and restored back, possibly made-up, and the cover has been entirely oversprayed, probably covering a crack or cracks and chips. The teabowl is in generally good condition.
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Both: Byron A. Born Collection (former President of the Wedgwood Society of New York), nos. 1121 and 1132, bearing labels
Reilly, 1989, Vol. I, C42 (the teabowl)
Tulman, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 68, fig. 3
A similar teapot was exhibited in the 1977 English Ceramic Circle 50th Anniversary Exhibition and is illustrated in its commemorative catalogue by R. J. Charleston and Donald Towner, English Ceramics 1580-1830, London, 1977 no. 89.