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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 235

    A STAFFORDSHIRE CREAMWARE WHIELDON-TYPE TEAPOT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A STAFFORDSHIRE CREAMWARE WHIELDON-TYPE TEAPOT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1760
    Modelled as a knarled tree-trunk, with crabstock handle and shell finial, sprigged with fruiting vine and moulded with moss, enriched in mottled brown and green glazes (chipping to spout, slight chipping to flange of teapot and underside of cover, extending starcrack to lower body)
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high


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    The staffordshire potter Enoch Wood (1759-1840) who after his apprenticeship at Wedgwood, established Enoch Wood and Company, was one of first collectors of early English pottery. In 1835 he gave 182 pieces from his collection to the King of Saxony in Dresden. These pieces were listed by the first Director of the Staatliche Porzellan-sammlung, Dr. Gustav Klemm, in the 1835 accession book for the collection. No. 163 on the list is a teapot of the same form, described as a 'Teapot stump of Tree' and is illustrated by Ross. E. Taggart, The Burnap Collection of English Pottery (Kansas, 1967), p. 135, No. 163.

    For a similarly modelled teapot applied with a portrait medallion of the King of Prussia, see the example in the Collection of the Rev. C. J. Sharp, sold by Sotheby's on 1 March 1955, lot 37.

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    Provenance

    Collection of Mrs. Brooke, Childerley Hall, Cambridge, sale Sotheby's, 13 June 1929, illustrated in the catalogue, pl. 3, no. 216.
    The Murray T. Ragg Collection, sale Sotheby's, 23 March 1954, lot 62.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DECEASED'S ESTATE