• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 203

    A WILLIAM GREATBATCH CREAMWARE TRANSFER-PRINTED CYILINDRICAL TEAPOT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  

    A WILLIAM GREATBATCH CREAMWARE TRANSFER-PRINTED CYILINDRICAL TEAPOT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1775
    With foliage-moulded spout and ear-shaped handle, transfer-printed with The Prodigal Son in Excess, the reverse with The Prodigal Son in Misery, divided by sponged-purple panels with iron-red flowers and green foliage, the cover with winged angels heads and pierced oviform finial
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high


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    A similar example sold in The Herbert and Sylvia Jacobs Collection, Christie's New York, 24 January 1994, lot 163. See also David Barker, William Greatbatch, A Staffordshire Potter, London, 1991, pp. 230-231, pls. 142 & 143.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Jonathan Horne, London.