Liverpool fluted teapot, Christian & Co, cracked ice & flowers, C. 1770
Rare Liverpool teapot, by Philip Christian & Co., the fluted body boldly painted with flower sprays beneath a broad collar of underglaze blue with gold highlights forming a ‘Cracked Ice’ pattern, the lid with similar decoration around an angular knop, with an iron red starburst detail to the spout and ribbed handle. Unmarked, Circa 1770
spout & rim with heavy overpainting
ref. Watney 'Liverpool Porcelain' p134 for the pattern, p135 for the shape. The knop is identical to 14c.