Caughley teapot with cornflower sprig, Chamberlain decorated, c. 1785.
Caughley ribbed teapot, decorated in polychrome by Chamberlains with a scattered enamelled cornflower sprig pattern, the rim with a meander of cornflowers & leaves within solid gold lines, the lid with similar & gilt knop. Unmarked, Circa 1785.
Restored, with large hot-water crack around base & up to the handle overpainted, never actually broken apart, otherwise excellent with good gilding. This would suggest the 'thermal shock' of pouring hot water into the pot damaged it early on, and therefor
ref. 'Caughley in Colour', plate 108 for a similar pattern known as 'Barbeaux Sprigs'. Caughley produced blanks between 1780 and 1790 then sent them to the firm of Chamberlains at Worcester to be painted.