Pinxton teapot with named views, Brookhill Service type, pat. #221, c. 1798

Pinxton boat-shaped teapot, decorated in the so-called ‘Brookhill Hall Service’ pattern with named scenes within gilt foliate framed ovals, the rim and spout with a gilt leaf meander. Marked in red to base with pattern no. 221, also inscribed ‘Trafford Hall, Manchester’ & ‘Nr. Mortlock Bridge’ Circa 1798

Condition

excellent condition, faint crazing to base, minor gilt marks

Size

26.5cm spout to handle

References

This teapot conforms to the 'Brookhill Service', a documentary tea service made by Billingsley , for his co-founder at the Pinxton works, John Coke. The views on this service are named beneath, and include various views of Coke's house & surroundings. The view on this teapot is many miles away, in what became a suburb of Manchester; the house survived, but was demolished after bomb damage in WWII. A connection with the documentary Brookhill service is therefore unlikely, and indicates that other services of this type were made as well. Perhaps this was made for the

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