• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 202

    A DOCUMENTARY WILLIAM GREATBATCH CREAMWARE DATED CYLINDRICAL TEAPOT AND A COVER

    1778, SIGNED

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    A DOCUMENTARY WILLIAM GREATBATCH CREAMWARE DATED CYLINDRICAL TEAPOT AND A COVER
    1778, SIGNED
    With foliage-moulded spout and ear-shaped handle, the body transfer-printed and coloured with the Fortune Teller and the XII House of Heaven, inscribed below published as the Act directs Jany 4 1778 by W.Greatbatch Lane-Delf Staffordshire, divided by sponged purple panels with iron-red flowers and green foliage, the cover with winged cherubs heads and flower finial
    5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high


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    A similar example was sold in The Herbert and Sylvia Jacobs Collection, Christie's New York, 24 January 1994, lot 160. A further example features in David Barker, William Greatbatch, A Staffordshire Potter London 1991, plates 148 & 149.

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