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    Sale 2185

    Christie's Interiors

    30 June - 1 July 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 436

    A LARGE GROUP OF ENGLISH BLUE AND WHITE TRANSFER-PRINTED TABLEWARES,

    VARIOUS MAKERS, 19TH-20TH CENTURY,

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A LARGE GROUP OF ENGLISH BLUE AND WHITE TRANSFER-PRINTED TABLEWARES,
    VARIOUS MAKERS, 19TH-20TH CENTURY,
    comprising a teapot and cover, sugar bowl and cover, milk jug, and cream jug of the same pattern; a Wedgwood 'Simple Yet Perfect' teapot and cover; another teapot and cover; two large teapots and covers; a waste bowl; a cream jug; a large sugar bowl and cover; an open sugar bowl; two teabowls and saucers; a pitcher and cover; a soap box with tray; a large basket and tray with reticulated rims; a smaller basket and tray with reticulated rims; a large and a smaller oval tray; four plates; an oval bowl; a sauce boat; a spittoon; and a small chamber pot
    The largest teapot and cover 11½in. (29.2cm) high overall (41)


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    The 'Simple Yet Perfect' teapot, designed by Lord DunDonald to separate the tea leaves from the brewed liquid in order to prevent the tea from becoming stewed, was produced by Wedgwood at the Eturia factory from 1907 to 1921.

    For a similar example, see Christie's, New York, 25 April 1994, lot 83.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A MID-ATLANTIC PRIVATE COLLECTION