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Saltglaze teapot, pectin moulded with dolphins & grotesques, c.1755

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Rare English Saltglaze teapot, of pectin shell form, curiously moulded with a naked man straddling the spout, the body shell form to one side, the other with a winged head flanked by two chubby faces, above the profile of a Moor, flanked by Baroque dolphins to either side. Circa 1755.
Size: 15.5cm spout-to-handle
Only 1 left

Availability: SOLD - Contact us if you would like us to find you another.

Condition: tip of spout restored, also lid.
References: Lady Schriber had two of these from the same mould, now both in the V& A. The inclusion of the Moors head and the other three is unusual; most pectern shell teapots are simply shells, or have the putti head only. A sauceboat in the Weldon collection (640) has very similar moulds of the Moors head and putti head, and probably originates in the same as-yet unknown Staffordshire pottery.

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