STAFFORDSHIRE PORCELAIN OCTAGONAL SWAN FINIAL TEAPOT WITH PATTERN NO. 38 -
MILES MASON, KEELING (FACTORY X), NEW HALL C.1795-1805
rare antique Staffordshire porcelain octagonal teapot with distinctive
finial lid. It dates from circa 1795 to 1805 and has a glassy hard
paste porcelain body. The curious fence and blue rocks pattern is
reminiscent of delftware and is found on pieces by several contemporary
porcelain manufacturers. Here the maker has given this pattern an early
- number 38.
Attribution is difficult but Miles Mason, A.E. Keeling (Factory X) and
New Hall are all possibilities. A wonderful rare piece for the expert
collector that looks stunning on display and is worthy of further
research." Antiques Expert Hamilton
width 235 mm max. height 155 mm max.
Painted pattern number to base and impressed raised 'X'
In great display condition and a good surviving example. Condition
Report: There are a number of darkened hairline cracks to
the teapot body caused by hot water damage when the pot was in use. The
pot is however both sound and robust. The end of the spout has been
professionally restored to a high standard which is easily missed -
only detectable on close scrutiny with a magnifying glass, Two small
chips to the underside edge and flange of the teapot lid.
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