Leeds black basalt teapot, Hartley Greens & Co, C.1820
Black basalt teapot, the London shape with panels of strawberries moulded between wrythen moulded borders, the neck with a band of fruiting vine. Impressed P to base of handle, attributed to Leeds, Hartley Greens & Co, Circa 1820
chip to spout end restored, finial restuck & internal chip repaired
ref. Anthology of Teapots #1396 for a marked example, Black Basalt p168 for another and the original Leeds pattern book drawing (shape #87), The Leeds Pottery p255 for several examples, p519 for the original pattern.