Public: Pear-shaped four-lobed teapot, white salt-glazed stoneware, with relief decoration of shells and leafy sprays. Private: Pear-shaped four-lobed teapot, tapering from wide rounded belly to neck. Side lobes decorated with relief pattern of three overlapping pecten shells increasing in size, spout and handle lobes with sprays of acorns and oak leaves. Small pecten shells at foot and neck marking lobe joins. Narrow Greek key and beaded borders around foot and neckrim, with added anthemion border at neck. Tapering S-shaped spout moulded with sprays of oak and acorns, plain loop handle with broad and narrow notches to thumb rest and slight knop to lower terminal. Two part slip-cast body, greenish tinge to salt-glaze on handle.
: 8.4cm x 8.8cm
across spout and handle: 13.9cm
Place of creation
Bequeathed by Thomas Tylston Greg
© Manchester Art Gallery