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A LONGTON HALL BULLET-SHAPED TEAPOT AND COVER
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A LONGTON HALL BULLET-SHAPED TEAPOT AND COVER

CIRCA 1752

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A LONGTON HALL BULLET-SHAPED TEAPOT AND COVER
CIRCA 1752
Modelled after a Meissen original, decorated in the Kakiemon palette with red and blue quail above a leaf border and beside flowering prunus, below a stylized foliage border, scale, feather and scroll-moulded wishbone handle, feather-moulded bird's head spout, the flat circular cover with strawberry finial (overall pitting and sanding)
3½ in. (9.5 cm.) high. (2)
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Lot Essay

Longton Hall had just a brief period of production from 1750 to 1760. Despite being the only porcelain factory in Staffordshire the body is whiter than that of many other manufacturers, and often finely potted and delicately enamelled. The current lot shows the influence of Japanese Kakiemon designs, but the form bears clear reference to Meissen. It is also interesting to note that upon closure of the Staffordshire factory the owner, William Littler, then re-established himself at West Pans near Musselburgh.

Cf. the example sold in these Rooms, 2nd November 1998, lot 78.

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