ENGLISH REGENCY STAFFORDSHIRE SPODE FELSPAR PORCELAIN
CLARET GROUND TEAPOT AND TEAPOT STAND, PATTERN 3980 C.1824
exquisite Regency English porcelain octagon-shape teapot and teapot
stand. The Spode Felspar porcelains are considered
to be among the finest quality produced in Staffordshire at this time.
The vivid and beautiful claret ground is uncommon and striking as is
the rare apple shaped finial to the teapot. This is a highly desirable
acquisition to add to only the very best English porcelain china
cabinet display collection."Antiques Expert
from the Spode pattern books numbering we can confidently
date this piece to circa 1824. The octagon teapot
shape is a little earlier dating from around 1817. The quality Spode
Felspar porcelain body commenced production in 1821 and ceased in 1833.
Similar shape wares are illustrated in Staffordshire
Porcelain, G. Godden Ed, pp. 119 plate 172.
length teapot 240 mm max. height teapot 120 max.; teapot
stand width 175 mm max.
The prestigious Spode Felspar Porcelain mark and pattern
number 3980 to both pieces, teapot illustrated.
Both teapot and teapot stand are in very good overall condition. Please
note: teapot lid has been broken and restuck and could be further
restored to 'as invisible' if required; short hairline to handle and
very faint short hairline to base. There is a small fleck of wear to
the teapot stand.
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