John and David Elers had pot-houses both in Staffordshire at Bradwell Hall and in London at Vauxhall ('Fox-Hall'). The present lot seems to be of the type made from local clay at Vauxhall, perhaps prior to 1693, and certainly prior to 1700, when their business there was declared bankrupt. Gordon Elliott, John and David Elers and their Contemporaries (London, 1998), p. 16, pl. 1 illustrates a faceted stoneware pear-shaped teapot of very similar form and enamelling, which is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, with a similar lion finial to that of the present lot (please also note the finial to the cover to the preceding lot). Elliot also discusses Robin Hildyard's attribution of this type of enamelling to a Dutch craftsman working in London, most probably at Southwark. See also Jonathan Horne, A Collection of English Pottery (exhibition catalogue, 2003), pp. 18-19, for a tankard; the coffee-pot sold Christie's South Kensington, 26th April 2001, lot 84; and the mug sold in these Rooms, 18th June 1984, lot 38.