20 January 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 1,125
A STAFFORDSHIRE CREAMWARE HEXAGONAL TEAPOT AND COVER
CIRCA 1760, PROBABLY THOMAS WHIELDON
From a block-mould by William Greatbatch, with rectangular panels of Oriental figures at various pursuits against a fretted geometric pattern ground, the shoulders with scrolls and Chinoiserie fretwork, the fluted spout with ozier-pattern and elongated geometric panels, the finial formed as a griffin, recumbent, the scroll handle with a biting serpent terminal, enriched in a typical palette of green, ochre, brown and grey glazes
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
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William Greatbatch and Thomas Whieldon are two of the best known potters of the late 18th century and great exponents of this 'tortoiseshell' glaze.
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